HITCHENS VS. BLAIR: BE IT RESOLVED RELIGION IS A FORCE FOR GOOD IN THE WORLD (THE MUNK DEBATE ON RELIGION) - Scarce Pristine Copy of The First Edition/First Printing - ONLY COPY OF THE TRUE FIRST EDITION ONLINE

Hitchens, Christopher & Blair, Tony (Authors) & Griffiths, Rudyard (Editor)

Published by Toronto, Canada: House Of Anansi Press
ISBN 10: 1770890084 / ISBN 13: 9781770890084
Used / Soft cover / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

1st Printing. 82 pages. Published in 2011. The most complete record of the live debate on subject. One of the most important cultural and literary events of our time. The true First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a very small and limited first print run as a softcover original only. The book was published as an "afterthought", in mid-2011, since the debate was broadcast live and is widely available online in several edited versions online. The First Edition is now rare. Published to commemorate the landmark Munk Debate On Religion between Christopher Hitchens and Tony Blair, held before a live audience of several thousand people and millions of viewers on BBC on November 26, 2010 in Toronto, Canada. Presents "Hitchens Versus Blair". It will be regarded by posterity as one of the greatest public debates of our time. Two formidable public intellectual/personalities discuss religion in a way that is perhaps just not possible elsewhere. The book also includes transcripts of the post-debate assessments by Hitchens and Blair (in separate interviews) that appear in book form for the very first time. "Sharp, provocative, and thoroughly engrossing. A rigorous and electrifying intellectual sparring match" (Publisher's blurb). Hitchens was unyielding to the end, repeating his argument in "God Is Not Great" (2007) that the politically correct distinction between "moderate" believers and "extremist" fundamentalists, whether Christian, Jewish, or Muslim, is false because every religion, if the believer were truly to embrace its teachings rather than conveniently pick and choose, is essentially irrational, fanatical, and ultimately insane. For Blair, the latter attributes describe human nature itself, not religion per se. He points out how faith has helped make us aware of these, and as such, has precisely made a positive, "force-for-good" difference in people's lives throughout history. To his credit, Blair acknowledges (when he could have defended, rationalized, or denied outright) that unspeakable evil has been and continues to be committed in religion's name. In the post-debate public vote, Hitchens, hoarse and dying of cancer, yet undaunted and witty as ever, won by a landslide. That was no surprise. What was surprising was how eloquently Tony Blair made his case. The man who will be identified with Bush and the Iraq War that disastrously ended his once-brilliant political career came across as sincere, honest, and compassionate, a diminished yet somehow sympathetic figure. An absolute "must-have" title for Christopher Hitchens and Tony Blair collectors. This title is a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the First Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare copy thus. Two of the most influential public intellectual/figures of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 1770890084. Bookseller Inventory #

Bibliographic Details

Title: HITCHENS VS. BLAIR: BE IT RESOLVED RELIGION ...
Publisher: Toronto, Canada: House Of Anansi Press
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: As New
Edition: 1st Edition.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Hitchens, Christopher, Blair, Tony
Published by House of Anansi Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 1770890084 ISBN 13: 9781770890084
Used First Edition Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Better World Books: West
(Reno, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description House of Anansi Press, 2011. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP90489780

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Christopher Hitchens, Tony Blair
Published by House of Anansi Press
ISBN 10: 1770890084 ISBN 13: 9781770890084
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Hippo Books
(Toledo, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description House of Anansi Press. Paperback. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. Some pages may contain writing and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2717389896

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.68
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Christopher Hitchens; Tony Blair
Published by House of Anansi Press
ISBN 10: 1770890084 ISBN 13: 9781770890084
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
ThriftBooks
(Auburn, WA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description House of Anansi Press. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Bookseller Inventory # G1770890084I3N10

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Christopher Hitchens; Tony Blair
Published by House of Anansi Press
ISBN 10: 1770890084 ISBN 13: 9781770890084
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Second City Books
(Aurora, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description House of Anansi Press. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G1770890084I3N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Christopher Hitchens, Tony Blair
Published by House of Anansi Press
ISBN 10: 1770890084 ISBN 13: 9781770890084
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Discover Books
(Baltimore, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description House of Anansi Press. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2721415475

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Christopher Hitchens; Tony Blair
Published by House of Anansi Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 1770890084 ISBN 13: 9781770890084
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description House of Anansi Press, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1770890084

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 5.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Hitchens, Christopher
Published by HOUSE OF ANANSI PR LTD (2011)
ISBN 10: 1770890084 ISBN 13: 9781770890084
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HOUSE OF ANANSI PR LTD, 2011. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9781770890084

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.23
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Christopher Hitchens, Prime Minister Tony Blair
Published by House of Anansi Press, Canada (2011)
ISBN 10: 1770890084 ISBN 13: 9781770890084
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description House of Anansi Press, Canada, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 203 x 127 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Intellectual juggernaut and staunch atheist Christopher Hitchens goes head-to-head with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, one of the Western world s most openly devout political leaders, on the highly charged topic of religion. Few world leaders have had a greater hand in shaping current events than Blair; few writers have been more outspoken and polarizing than Hitchens. Here they square off on the contentious questions that continue to dog the topic of religion in our globalized world: How does faith influence our actions? What is the role of people of faith in the public sphere? Is religious doctrine rigid, or should we allow for flexibility in our interpretations? First debated in 2010 and now available in print form for the first time, the book includes candid interviews post-debate interviews with Hitchens and Blair. Sharp, provocative, and thoroughly engrossing, Hitchens vs. Blair is a rigorous and electrifying intellectual sparring match. Two formidable minds. One powerfully charged debate. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781770890084

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Christopher Hichens andTony Blair
ISBN 10: 1770890084 ISBN 13: 9781770890084
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 1770890084

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Christopher Hitchens, Prime Minister Tony Blair
Published by House of Anansi Press, Canada (2011)
ISBN 10: 1770890084 ISBN 13: 9781770890084
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description House of Anansi Press, Canada, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 203 x 127 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Intellectual juggernaut and staunch atheist Christopher Hitchens goes head-to-head with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, one of the Western world s most openly devout political leaders, on the highly charged topic of religion. Few world leaders have had a greater hand in shaping current events than Blair; few writers have been more outspoken and polarizing than Hitchens. Here they square off on the contentious questions that continue to dog the topic of religion in our globalized world: How does faith influence our actions? What is the role of people of faith in the public sphere? Is religious doctrine rigid, or should we allow for flexibility in our interpretations? First debated in 2010 and now available in print form for the first time, the book includes candid interviews post-debate interviews with Hitchens and Blair. Sharp, provocative, and thoroughly engrossing, Hitchens vs. Blair is a rigorous and electrifying intellectual sparring match. Two formidable minds. One powerfully charged debate. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781770890084

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 19 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book