Hitchens was one of the most impressive debaters I have ever watched. Most people who debated Hitchens ---- even the most brilliant of the brilliant --- ended up on the receiving end of what has come to be known by his loyal followers as the "Hitch Slap". Hitchens had such an incredible intellect, was so well-read, and was such an accomplished debater, that he simply rolled over most debate opponents ---- often making them look really stupid in the process. Thus, his calling card; leaving debate opponents "Hitch Slapped".
However, Douglas Wilson of Moscow Idaho's Christ Church not only defeated Hitchens in a series of public debates on the topic of "Is There a God --- Is Christianity Good for the World?", he won Hitchens' respect and friendship in the process. I have to believe that Wilson shed some tears for the fact that Hitchens never did live up to his "Christian" name (Christopher = "Christ Bearer") and accept Christ in his dying days.
Rather than talk about it, I would strongly suggest that you watch this series of public debates and private conversations between Wilson and Hitchens, that in 2009 was made into a 90 minute documentary movie called "Collision". Douglas Wilson is, along with men like Ravi Z. and R. C, arguably the greatest Christian Intellect of our era. Watch as Wilson stands toe to toe with Hitchens, answering every loaded question and theological objection with convincing power, authority, conviction, and humility. See Hitchens' stumped looks as his usual tricks do not fool Wilson --- not to mention his inability to adequately answer some of the questions Wilson poses to him.
Might I suggest that you read some of Douglas Wilson's books. They are mostly short (very short) paperbacks. You can also check out his blog --- it's called Blog & Mablog. By the way, Wilson's arguments against Hitchens are suspiciously similar to those used by the brilliant Greg Bahnsen in his famous debate with Gordon Stein ----- otherwise known as "The Great Debate". The major atheist websites have spent undue amounts of time, energy, and money attempting to refute Bahnsen's arguments, to no avail.