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Christopher Hitchens cancels Kepler's talk

 

Author Christopher Hitchens has canceled a talk he planned to give at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 27, at Kepler's bookstore in Menlo Park, Kepler's has announced.

"Due to a personal matter, Mr. Hitchens is unable to be in the Bay Area at this time," Kepler's said in an e-mail.

Kepler's said it hopes to reschedule the talk for later this summer.

Mr. Hitchens was to talk about his new memoir, "Hitch-22: Some Confessions and Contradictions."

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Posted by R.GORDON
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on Jun 24, 2010 at 11:49 am

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I wouldn't be surprised why Hitchens pulled out of this engagement being he probably discovered that he would be jeered for his Atheism and his incredibly sarcastic wit.
It was the highlight to see him discuss his new book which is, a bit more personal, thus rejected by mostly home reviewers.
The fact that most young people today believe in how he thinks, they are not the types to take vacation time to go to lectures or book signings.
Had he accepted, I would wager that many people would not attend out of obstinance to hearing his provocative non Christian thinking.


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Posted by R.GORDON
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on Jul 6, 2010 at 11:03 am

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Sorry to hear about Hitchen's diagnosis of cancer, but it is treatable, and if I know his thinking, I think he would have loved to debate the narrow thinking which is so predominate in this area in regards to religion.....Money is god here.


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