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A fascinating discussion in 2002 between Newt Gingrich and the recently departed Christopher Hitchens concerning the war on Islamic terror
This discussion, soon after the 9-11 attacks, between Newt Gingrich and the late Christopher Hitchens is fascinating on many levels.
Hitchens died from cancer last week.
Hitchens was a mixed bag — a staunch atheist and left-leaning on economic issues; but hawkish in the war on Islamic terror and pro-life. He was a terrific writer and extraordinarily articulate, whether you agreed with him or not.
I have had quite a few drinks with Christopher over the decades. He was very funny, intellectually honest, and a very good guy. We disagreed on about half the issues, and were in agreement on about half the issues.
Always worth listening to.
And, of course, Newt is always equally interesting.
So pour yourself a glass of wine, sit back, and enjoy this discussion.