February 8, 2013
Wrangling the Facts
From the earliest times diplomacy has been a balance between honest interlocution and soothing ephemera. The art, some say, of allowing another person to have things your way. And always — always — with an iron requirement for accurate factual appraisal. Ambassador Dan Simpson is one of the few who have transferred that skill set to the art of editorial writing and of being a columnist, for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Here, we talk about the Congo, about gun control in America, about our feckless political leaders, and a few other subjects. Total runtime forty eight minutes. Dabit deus hīs quoque fīnem.