Excerpt from a Canadian symposium. Hitchens makes a brilliant historical case for the defense of free speech and open, honest discourse.
Hitchens was invited by the University of Toronto's Hart House Debating Club to voice his opinion on the subject of the evening's debate: "Be It Resolved: Freedom of Speech Includes the Freedom to Hate".
Following a formal debate among four students, Hitchens explains why it is an intellectual duty to defend the right of people we may disgree with. Even revisionists like David Irving has a right not be imprisoned for his views about the Holocaust.