Today’s post is about other people, sort of.
Second, I have been on the steering committee for a group called Media@McGill for some time (note that the link may or may not work — they’re still resolving some domain issues). With a great deal of help from the development office and some donor generosity, we received a major donation last year and last night was the launch event: Seymour Hersh. The talk was very well publicized, so much so that the Lyndon LaRouche posse were out in force during the Q and A. Also, the room had about 450 people, and air for 350. But the talk was very interesting. As Carrie said, you attend a talk like this to hear “behind the scenes” material aand he did not disappoint. He also followed up for awhile at the dinner afterward (yes, it was another one of those dinners, though I wouldn’t recommend the University Club for its food and we didn’t play any fun games around the dinner table). Hersh’s big take-away point was that 2007 is going to be a very bad year for the world. Bush is a lame-duck president and it’s not an election year, so expect an invasion of Iran. You don’t attend these sorts of talks to be cheered up.
Coming soon: the exciting resolution of the Sage story, and more on social class.