April 13, 2024 | Rome, Italy

Gaza, the sequel

When Hamas carried out a bloody assault on Israeli citizens just outside Gaza, killing hundreds and taking hostages, veteran cynics [...]

Runaway truck

My latest cleaning lady is like a heavy-load truck with slashed tires that keeps on coming. She’s Bulgarian by birth, [...]

Buone cose

Language is at its best when it spits at by-now universal idioms. France of another era insisted it would never [...]

On Kissinger

My father roundly disliked Henry Kissinger. Hindsight suggests this was prompted, at least at first, by the young Kissinger's more-than-willing [...]