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

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

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Christopher Hitchens, happily holding forth. Source: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images hide caption

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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.