Hitchens!! (And Thomas Paine, If You Must Know)

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Christopher Hitchens, happily holding forth.

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Christopher Hitchens was unable to join us today... but feel free to leave any comments you have about Thomas Paine and Rights of Man!
Christopher Hitchens is a guy with opinions, many of 'em. He's also a guy whose encyclopedic knowledge of, er... the CANON probably means he's qualified to write every book in the Atlantic Monthly Press series Books That Changed the World. But it's Thomas Paine's Rights of Man that he went for (you know the one, you probably had to read it in college, and if you didn't, check out the Declaration of Independence. Paine's brain figures heavily.) Anyway, we'll talk with Hitchens (my admiration I think, is well documented) about Rights of Man, Nobel prize winners, and whatever you want to hear him talk about.



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What happened to Hitchens?? Why is all the text stricken through?

Sent by Megan Rawlins | 5:34 PM | 10-16-2007

There's not much worse than an opportunity to catch Hitchens, missed.

If you didn't know it Ms. Hardymon:
New Hitch site: hitchenszone.com
And an e-friend's site: drinksoakedtrotsforwar.com

Thanks for having Hitchens on when you do (And when he shows up!).

Sent by John in Cincinnati | 10:13 PM | 10-16-2007

Hi Megan,
Mr. Hitchens was unexpectedly unable to join us. We're going to try to reschedule with him.

Sent by Sarah Handel | 8:26 AM | 10-17-2007

I say if he can't show up don't even bother to reschedule him. I'm gonna boycott even finding out who this guy is... not showing up without an apology is simply rude.


Sent by Joe Szymczak | 4:11 PM | 10-17-2007

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