Eli J. Lake


Dame Theory

In her new memoir, Madam Secretary, Albright has few kind words for Arafat, calling him at various points, a “professional victim,” and a “manipulator and survivor.” During a visit to her farm in Virginia, her two-year old grandson let out a “piercing scream” at the first sight of the Palestinian leader. Such colorful touches are… Read more »

The New Velvet Revolutionaries

Located on the 7th floor of a skyscraper in downtown Washington (I have been asked, for security reasons, not to disclose the precise coordinates), the center is a small, privately funded undertaking with a big aim: to promote a set of rebellion strategies, from mass strikes to clever graffiti, that successful dissidents have used to… Read more »