Christopher Hitchens lives in Washington and writes for Vanity Fair and The Nation. His previous books include Blood, Class and Nostalgia: Anglo-American Ironies, International Territory: the United Nations 1945-95 (with Adam Bartos) and For the Sake of Argument: Essays and Minority Reports, all from Verso. Robert Browning was Professor Emeritus in Classics at the University of London and the author of numerous books and articles on ancient Greece. Graham Binns has worked in the Arts Council and in the broadcasting and communications industries, during the course of which he became a Philhellene. In 1997 he succeeded Robert Browning as Chairman of the British Committee for the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles in 1997.