Monday, November 05, 2012

Wilson Center

When I lived in DC, the Wilson Center was a semi-serious outfit and they would bring scholars from around the world to speak on foreign relations.  In recent years, it has become a joke, really.  They invite Arab ministers of repressive states to speak on "the Arab spring".  Or my favorite: they invite the Hariri politician,  Fu'ad Sanyurah (have you seen him while kissing shoulders of Saudi king and princes?) to speak about the aspirations of the Arab youth.  I am not making this up.  It has become quite funny and amusing to me.  Did Nichols Van Dam quit?