Christopher Hitchens debates Dinesh D'Souza on the question: "Is Socialism Obsolete?"This is a debate from 1989 between Christopher Hitchens and Dinesh D'Souza.This is a very interesting, if dated exchange. I post it for those Hitchens fans who wonder how he came to position he is in now. Hitchens was long a Marxist/Trotskyist, and adopted that position, IMO, as a stance of opposition to and criticism of the political establishment. This gave him great experience debating from the outside and delivering criticism. Hitchens has since abandoned his socialism, and this reveals a Hitchens that is very much on the defensive, and seeming dated, even for 19 years ago.I feel that Dinesh D'Souza pretty much owns Hitchens in this debate, in contrast to their more recent confrontation on religion, where the result is clearly the other way about. Christopher Hitchens has often said that he has learned the most from arguing with people that he disagrees with. I wonder if this debate led him to abandon his socialist ideology.PLEASE COMMENT AND SHARE!!
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