Friday, February 19, 2016


I happened to hear just now most of a Friday round-up of world news with three knowledgeable journalists.  It was the Diane Rehm Show but, thankfully from my standpoint, Rehm herself was not there.  (I have nothing at all against Rehm personally and I recognize that she's had a highly successful career; I just basically can't listen to her.  I realize that's not an especially nice thing to say on the verge of her retirement, but so be it.)  Anyway, there was a good discussion of, among other things, the mess that is the Syrian situation and, at the end, a brief discussion of Boutros Boutros-Ghali, who died recently.  More about him later, perhaps.

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