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Hitchens delivers the Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture


Do not rejoice in his defeat, you men.  For though the world has stood up and stopped the bastard, the bitch that bore him is in heat again

Berthold Brecht, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

This is a superb lecture by Christopher Hitchens given on 3 March 2010 at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in memory of the journalist Daniel Pearl who reported for The Wall Street Journal and was murdered on camera in Pakistan by the Taliban in 2002, aged 38.

Hitchens lectures on the history and effects of anti-Semitism with his usual wit and irony delivered in his grizzled Richard Burton tones.  Watch out for that disturbing interview with Mel Gibson where the interviewer dares to mention his drunken anti-Semitic outburst.

Main lecture

Q & A