Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Check out video: Cairo's Missing Tourists; plus John G. Morris' extraordinary personal collection of photos form Capa, Erwitt, W. Eugene Smith and others.

Dickey Chronicle: Tourism in Egypt, 26 April 2011
Has tourism resumed in Egypt since the revolution? Newsweek/The Daily Beast's Christopher Dickey reports that tourism is down and asks foreigners if they feel safe in Cairo.

Photographs from the John G. Morris collection go up for auction
As far as luminaries go in the world of photography, John G. Morris is Olympian. As the London photo editor of Life magazine during World War II, Morris worked closely with the likes of Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson to publish now-iconic images of Europe besieged.

My most recent visit to the Khan Khalili in Cairo

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Check out "Obama's Middle East Head Spin" and "The Evolution of Arab Revolutions"

The Daily Beast: Obama's Middle East Head Spin, 23 April 2011
The president's ineffectual statement on Friday's massacre in Syria is the latest act in a White House drama that began in 2009, starring a brilliant intellect who is nonetheless confounded by events. Christopher Dickey and John Barry on Obama's flailing foreign policy—which appears headed for unmitigated disaster

Video on Al Jazeera English: The Evolution of Arab Revolutions, 21 April 2011
t seems some regimes will stop at nothing to resist change. So with no unified leadership or clear agenda, and with domestic complications in each and every country, is this truly a revolution? And if this is an Awakening – what path will it follow – that of Turkey? Of Iran? Or rather a third way, an Arab way. Joining Marwan Bishara to discuss these issues are: Rabab el-Mahdi, a professor of political science at American University, Cairo; Christopher Dickey, Middle East editor of Newsweek and The Daily Beast; Patrick Seale, author of The Struggle for Arab Independence.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Check out the story "Burqas, Bikinis and BS" in France

The Daily Beast: Burqas, Bikinis, and BS, 12 April 2011
The new French law against full-face veils is almost as dangerous as it is absurd—and the cops charged with enforcing it know it. Christopher Dickey on the "masquerade."