Saturday, February 18, 2012

Anthony Shadid

I can show an unbecoming indifference to the death of public persons I do not know but I have to admit the passing of Anthony Shadid rather wrong-footed me.  He seems to have been everything  you want in a foreign correspondent: patient, courageous, fully briefed,  infinitely inquisitive, and with the indispensable capacity not to confuse himself with the story.  Here he is doing a book talk.

1 comment:

Taxmom said...

A good reminder to always have your rescue inhaler ready, especially when being smuggled out of Syria on horseback. I heard his interview on Fresh Air replayed Fri eve, and was impressed. Crappy week in this regard (admirable people leaving us too soon).