Washington Ideas Forum 2010

September 13, 2010

The Atlantic, in conjunction with the Aspen Institute and the Newseum, will host its second annual Washington Ideas Forum in Washington from September 29 through October 1, 2010.

Confirmed newsmakers: White House Chief of Staff Rahm EmanuelAhmed Chalabi, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, filmmaker Spike Lee, authors Elizabeth EdwardsChristopher Hitchens and Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Craigslist's Craig Newmark, and The Carlyle Group founder David Rubenstein.

More info (mediabistro.com)

Watch Hitchens vs Berlinski on C-SPAN 2

Debate: How Atheism Poisons Everything with Christopher Hitchens and David Berlinski.

Saturday, September 18th, 7pm ET.
Sunday, September 19th, 8am & 10pm ET

Program Information (booktv.org)

A Call for Earthly Justice

Holding the Catholic Church accountable for its crimes.
By Christopher Hitchens

"Reading Diarmaid MacCulloch's extraordinary and limpid new work Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years (a history informed by a general, if Anglican, sympathy for its subject), I came across the following passage from Cardinal John Henry Newman's classic statement of belief, his Apologia Pro Vita Sua:"
Read more (Slate)


Christopher reads from Hitch-22: A Memoir