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    Christopher Hitchens challenges the audience with a provocative assertion about the dangerous liaisons between religious extremism and political power. Highlighting a shocking instance, he describes how a revered religious leader has openly embraced neo-fascists, denying historical genocides while sanctioning ancient myths as truths.

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    The intelligent design movement questions the validity of evolution and posits that certain features of the natural world are best explained by an intelligent cause. While I don't agree with this perspective, I believe it's important to understand the motivations behind it and engage in thoughtful dialogue. One of the issues that I think is left unfilled in discussions of the intelligent design movement is the role of religion in shaping our understanding of science.

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    Dive into the world of Orwell and his thoughts on American politics, Vietnam War, Cuba, and the use of globalized economies. This blog post takes a critical approach to his ideas and offers an insightful perspective on the issues of today.

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    Explore the distinctively American style of politics that has become widely emulated across the world. From razzmatazz rallies to the pursuit of consensus, delve into the substance and style of American politics with insights from an expert. Discover why the electoral process can sometimes seem like a parallel universe and how professional campaign operatives approach politics. Join us as we examine the fascinating and sometimes cynical world of American politics.

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    In this speech on Free Speech, Christopher Hitchens argues against limiting speech, using the example of Yiddish-speaking socialists sent to prison for opposing President Wilson's participation in World War I. He emphasizes the right to speak and be heard, and the importance of exposing oneself to different views. Hitchens cites classic texts such as Areopagitica, The Age of Reason, and On Liberty to support his argument, and defends the right to hold and defend one's own opinions.