Monday, December 07, 2009

How not to fix the Middle East

This is just to give you notice of a god piece of reading on the subject.

I leave you with Martin Kramer's Sandbox entry of 7 December, 2009:

"My Columbia lecture has been published in the Middle East Papers series of Middle East Strategy at Harvard. My core argument is that the Obama administration is thwarting itself, by seeming reluctant to uphold American primacy in the region. More troops in Afghanistan are unlikely to change the Middle Eastern perception that the United States is something less than it was. That's because Iran is seen as the true test of American resolve.

Download the paper here."

Sofi 2000-2009

El cáncer venció anoche (NYC time) a nuestra querida amiga Sofi.

Era bella, suave y dulce.

Las fotos que veis son de este verano, en Brooklyn, camino de tomarnos un café.

Estaba espléndida; nada anticipaba la enfermedad.

Conoció a Daniel de niña, y ya no se separaron.

Después de vivir algunas vicisitudes, acabaron juntos en St. Marks avenue con Kelly, que les trajo la buena vida.

Le dio tiempo a conocer a Leo.

Con nostros se metía en la cama, bajo el edredón, de madrugada.