“If Mark Twain were back today, he’d be on Comedy Central, I’m convinced of that.” — Bill Moyers on “The Daily Show.”
I think that is, perhaps, true (the idea being that Mark Twain made political/social points through humor). Then again, I still enjoy The New York Times like crazy, and I wish sincerely that I could get daily delivery to my door in this region. Instead, I look forward to bribing students into getting me one of the free copies every day on campus.
Book I’m reading right now: From Beirut to Jerusalem by Thomas Friedman.
Next two books on my list: Inheriting Syria by Flynt Leverett (or another book on Syria, because I am very interested in knowing more about it) and Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky. I had to go to the Engineering library to get the salt book, and… whoa, the engineering library is cool. I could’ve happily studied there… back in the days when I studied.