Monday, February 4, 2008

Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Fry debating blasphemy

One of the most talked-about events at last year's Guardian Hay Festival was the Blasphemy Debate, chaired by Joan Bakewell and inspired by the Incitement to Religious Hatred Bill, which had been announced in the Queen's Speech the previous month. The speakers at the debate were the actor and writer Stephen Fry and the journalist Christopher Hitchens, and their frequently heated discussion covered issues of freedom of speech, religious tolerance, multiculturalism and orthodoxy. It was a fascinating, though-provoking and - as you'd expect from two such consummate orators - extremely entertaining event. Read more
(via Dvorak)

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