Archive for August 27, 2008
Liberals and leftists don’t like it when I plug the Economist. How can I not plug the Economist, the best magazine there is, my political disagreements with it notwithstanding. Look at this obituary of Mahmud Darwish here. You would never read such an obituary in the U.S. press.
Between email and facebook, more than 40 people responded to my query about the poem by Shawqi Bazi` which was turned into a song by Marcel Khalifah. Thanks to all but: when I say NOW I mean NOW. OK? Blenders are on their way to all of you.
I finished yesterday Ron Suskind’s new book, The Way of the World. There are some really interesting things on the Middle East which I will mention once I return from San Diego tonight.