I have the privilege of chatting with many political, economic and foreign policy journalists from around the world. I generally like almost all of them and appreciate their interest, but some stand out above the others on occasion — and Hoda Husseini of Asharq Al-Awsat was one of these.
My interview with her ran in Arabic, and I can’t read it (yet) — but some of you may be able to handle it.
Now, back to Rome — where I was just blocked from visiting Octavian’s home (Augustus Caesar) on Palatine Hill by some uncreative and unresponsive bureaucrats running an otherwise great archaeological site of one of the world’s key ancient power sites.
— Steve Clemons