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Review from Philip Tucker
41 events 8 reviews

I would have liked for the talk to have been longer, but he's always a fascinating speaker. He related his own experiences of life under the 3 totalitarian regimes.

reviewed Jul 09 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from mmmurf
6 events 3 reviews

Hitchens spoke for 30 minutes, followed by 30 minutes of Commonwealth Club moderated Q&A.

reviewed Jul 09 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from jberg
1 event 1 review

Hitchins is a brilliant, articulate speaker with highly interesting insights to share regarding his trips to the "axis of evil" countries. His Commonwealth Club lecture and Q and A were excellent, sprinkled with humor and a treat for the ear with...continued

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Contributing Editor and Columnist, Vanity Fair; Author, God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

Acclaimed writer and political scholar Hitchens may just be the only writer to have recently visited Iran, Iraq and North Korea. Join us for this special program as Hitchens – known for his keen wit, sharp political insight and often-controversial opinions – examines the differences between the countries once linked as the “axis of evil,” while revealing intriguing connections between the nations.

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