Christopher Hitchens was born in 1949 and educated at the Leys School, Cambridge and Balliol College Oxford. He worked as a journalist and reviewer in London before immigrating to the United States in 1981. In Washington, DC, where he makes his home, he has at different times been the correspondent of the Nation, Harper’s, the New Statesman, the Spectator, and the Times Literary Supplement. He has reported from more than sixty different countries. He is currently a columnist for Vanity Fair magazine and a book reviewer for the Atlantic. His books include studies of George Orwell, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, the Anglo-American relationship, and the island of Cyprus. He has also written a number of books and articles critical of religious belief, including a critique of Mother Teresa and a study titled God Is Not Great.