Beirut in April (circa 1961)

In Ambassador’s Journal, John Kenneth Galbraith writes about his 3-day layover in Beirut, enroute to India — where he would begin his tenure as US Ambassador to India.  Below are selected extracts from April 5,6,7 journal entries. We arrived in Beirut about 7:30pm, were met by a formidable delegation from the Embassy and went to a pleasant …

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Why some blog posts have a longer gestation period

Years ago, during my time at Yahoo, I had a manager (let’s call him “X”) who exhibited an interestingly annoying behavior. He would promptly respond to all my tactical emails but When it came to the less frequent (but potentially game-changing) missives of the Jerry Maguire mission statement kind, I was greeted with… silence. During one of …

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