The Sophistry of Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens

A video of a talk by Alex O’Connor

11 a.m., July 9, 2023

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Alex O’Connor, the cosmic skeptic, is a great fan of the late Christopher Hitchens and loves to hear his debates, but he feels that in all honesty there are holes in Hitchens’s arguments that should be exposed. In this video O’Connor shows him misinterpreting arguments, reinterpreting what was said, and blowing off another’s comments with a witty comeback. Still, he’s a charismatic speaker. He wins debates with charm and humor and it’s easy to miss the holes in his arguments.
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