Christopher Hitchens: Why did I adore him?

By Amy Wilentz I'd been working as a lowly scrub at the Nation in New York when, in 1979, I was asked to track down Christopher Hitchens on a trip I happened to be taking to London. My assignment: To lure him to come work for us. I was a convincing emissary, because from the minute I met... Bill Tiernan / AP Photo