Seven thousand journalists were descending on Venice for the G-7 Summit. All were ready to pounce on the tiny Island of San Giorgio Maggiore in the yawning jaw of the Grand Canal, but few would ever make it to that protected redoubt. There the principals would soon arrive, and do much of their real negotiations behind closed doors at the dining room tables, away from the glare of the public sessions and briefings. Continue reading Answer Coming Soon
The debate post-mortem media analyses are filled with columns on who won and who lost. But rather than see the debate as an opportunity to get a measure of the candidate’s judgment, temperament, and approach to complex issues, we read instead about who “savaged” whom, which candidate “rattled” the other, who threw the most “punches” and who got the best “hit” on the other guy.