but I’ve been on a killer deadline for Vanity Fair, one of those twenty day straight all-nighters I have to pull from time to time, so I have been remiss about blogging. This situation will continue till the end of February.
This afternoon, I’m coming up for air for an hour or two and want to …Read More
Hi everybody in all the ninety-plus countries that read the Dispatches. Now we can keep in frequent and regular contact. I’ll be monitoring and reporting environmental, economic, cultural, and political developments and look forward to establishing a running dialogue with whoever is interested in helping effect the tremendous transformations we all have to make at …Read More
“Back in l993 Harold Marcus and I went to Mogadishu and snuck behind enemy lines and interviewed General Mohammed Farah Aidid, who had a $25,000 price on his head, put on it by the U.N., because of his fighters’ slaughter the Pakistani peacekeepers. I slept in a room in a sweltering house that belonged …Read More
By Alex Shoumatoff
And now, for a change of pace, a blast from the past: a piece called “The End of the Tyrannosaur,” about the overthrow of Paraguay’s long-time despot, General Alfredo Stroessner, that was published in the September, l989 Vanity Fair, with Goldie Hawn doing an exuberant shimmie on the cover. Not many American journalists …Read More