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Christopher Hitchens and Chris Hedges Discuss "Is God Great?"
Date Thursday May 24
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
King Middle School, 1781 Rose St, Berkeley
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorKen Preston-Pile
CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS & CHRIS HEDGES
“ IS GOD… GREAT?”
Two of America’s most passionate public intellectuals discuss the world’s most divisive issue. Christopher Hitchens attacks all religions, while Chris Hedges, who graduated from seminary at Harvard Divinity School, "...finds meaning in the mystery and power of faith…”

Information: 510.848.6767x612 http://www.kpfa.org
Tickets $20 advance, $25 at door. Tickets on line: http://www.kpfa.org/events/Hitchens

Available also at Analog Books, Black Oak Books, Cody’s,
Diesel a Bookstore, Global Exchange, Moe’s, Pegasus, Pendragon, Walden Pond
In San Francisco: Modern Times
Event benefits listener-sponsored KPFA Radio. Co-sponsored by Cody’s Books and Zaytuna Institute.

Christopher Hitchens is a well known author, journalist, and literary critic, noted for his iconoclastic wit, outspoken atheism and anti-theism, fiery political temperament, and staunch anti-fascism— not to mention a dramatic abandoning of the progressive left. He has written for The Nation, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Magazine, Slate, The Atlantic, and Free Inquiry. Hitchens now lives in Washington D.C., writes prolifically, teaches frequently at the New School, and appears often on television opinion forums.

His books include:
God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
Thomas Paine's "Rights of Man": A Biography
A Long Short War: The Postponed Liberation of Iraq
Why Orwell Matters
The Trial of Henry Kissinger
Blaming the Victims: Spurious Scholarship & the Palestinian Question (with Edward Said)
The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice

Chris Hedges, author of American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War On America is a journalist and author predominantly involved in American and Middle Eastern politics and society. He spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans, reporting from more than fifty countries while working for The Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio, The Dallas Morning News and The New York Times. Hedges was part of the New York Times’ team that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of global terrorism, and he received the 2002 Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism. The son of a Presbyterian minister, Hedges has a Master of Divinity from Harvard University. He currently writes for numerous publications including Foreign Affairs, Harper’s Magazine, The New York Review of Books, Granta and Mother Jones. In addition, he is currently a senior fellow at The Nation Institute in New York City and a Lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and the Anschutz Distinguished Fellow at Princeton University.

His books include:
American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War On America
War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
Losing Moses on the Freeway

This public discussion will be introduced and moderated by Sasha Lilley, formerly co-host of Against the Grain, presently KPFA’s Interim Program Director,

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