An excellent debate on freedom of speech featuring Christopher Hitchens and Shashi Tharoor [via]. This took place around 2007. As much as you may detest Hitchens, you cannot dismiss his arguments for absolute freedom of speech (or atheism) as frivolous. This is part 1 of a 9-part series each approximately 10 minutes long. Listening to this interesting exchange definitely made my day. Enjoy and understand why free speech should be sacrosanct in any society irrespective of cultural or religious influences.