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May 21, 2007

A commenter asks if I can recommend any performances conducted by the German conductor Hermann Abendroth (1883-1956). Abendroth was the “only conductor who ever made...

Suppose a CIA officer stationed in Madrid identifies an al-Qaeda operative by the name, let's say, of Jihad Jihadi, and observes him talking on a cellphone....

Yesterday, China announced that it is investing $3 billion of its foreign exchange reserves in the Blackstone Group, a New York private equity firm. The...