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Coming Out of the Closet

It was the late 1990s, and I went up to "Rolling Stone" on Sixth Avenue in Manhattan to say hello to my old friend Bobby Love who was the longtime managing editor.

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Diplomacy is a delicate art

A chronic temptation of the historian is to play the "Monday morning quarterback" who assumes that he would have made a correct decision in a past crisis. 

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Slaughter of the lambs

Holy Week began with the great fire at Notre dame, and the surprise was that it wasn't arson, a deliberate attack, but an apparent accident. 

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