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Christopher Hitchens (born April 13, 1949) is an English-American author, journalist and literary critic. Currently living in Washington, D.C., he has been a columnist at Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, World Affairs, The Nation, Slate, Free Inquiry, and a variety of other media outlets. Hitchens is also a political observer, whose best-selling books — the latest being God Is Not Great — have made him a staple of talk shows and lecture circuits.

In May 2008, Hitchens voluntarily experienced waterboarding, concluding “if waterboarding does not constitute torture, then there is no such thing as torture”.

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Peter Hall, Founder and Chairman, Hunter-Hall Investments, speaks about the attempts to resurrect the Bulletin Magazine.  Hall describes his vision of a new Bulletin, saying that critiquing those in power is key in triggering a successful relaunch. Hall says it will be hard to get people to leave a comfortable life in news media for a ‘pirate band.’  Hall mentions cult American Magazine The Believer amongst other venerable publications.

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