Christopher Hitchens vs. Tony Blair: The Full Transcript

November 27, 2010

New Statesman: "You may need to set aside the rest of your Saturday to get through this, but here in full is the transcript of the long-anticipated Munk debate between Christopher Hitchens and former prime minister Tony Blair. The motion: "Be it resolved, religion is a force for good in the world". No prizes for guessing who was arguing for and against.
Read it here. (


Adrian Covert said...

Attention Hitch-lovers: Portrait-prints are available of Hitchens at

(Sorry for the shameless plug).

bsdwiz said...

OK, who is going to make this available to the public for free? WE NEED to see this kind of stuff.

Anonymous said...

Transcript at new statesman is incomplete, omitting closing comments at end of debate.

Anonymous said...

In fact, it is clearly the last 20 minutes which is omitted from the New Stateman "full transcript", which contained some of Hitchens' finest comments. Does anyone know if it's been transcribed anywhere else?

Anonymous said...

I am also in search of the closing comments. Can anyone help me out? Thanks!


Christopher reads from Hitch-22: A Memoir