Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A shout out to all of my conservative friends!

Reagan’s Personal Spying Machine
by Seth Rosenfeld
September 1, 2012
The New York Times

Monday, December 10, 2012

A True Balkan Thriller

I'm really tempted to start writing a mystery/thriller novel in the face of the real-life story of the Serbian envoy to NATO, Branislav Milinkovic, killing himself a few days ago by leaping off a Brussels parking garage. The way of suicide is dramatic enough but now there are vague statements that Milinkovic had been just days before diagnosed "with a sudden and grave illness," the fact of which made it so, as his wife put it in a Belgrade tabloid (Kurir), he "could not bear the fact of living, as he put it, the rest of his life without human dignity." A perfect setup for the likes of a Hitchcock or Dashiell Hammett! More as it develops.