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Howard W. French

Entries by Howard W. French

Obama and Africa: The Change We Have Been Waiting For?

(32) Comments | Posted November 6, 2008 | 3:12 PM

In the momentary lull that follows a presidential election, between full-out campaigning and real decision-making, the media has a few time-honored rituals that center on parlor games and policy speculation.
This election has been no different. While we wait for an Obama administration to start taking shape, one...

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China's Ode to Legerdemain

(19) Comments | Posted August 13, 2008 | 6:36 PM

I have a small confession to make.

I slept through much of the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics.

I could blame my flagging interest on jet lag, since I had just arrived in the United States from China, where I had lived for the last five years, and there...

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