Current Affairs

Thirty Months, then Yesterday

Tim Oren’s got it exactly right.

I recently finished reading Washington Post Managing Editor Steve Coll’s excellent book Ghost Wars. Coll’s book ends on September 11, 2001 as he details the history of what evolved in Afghanistan and Pakistan during the decade before. Coll was interviewed yesterday on KQED-FM’s Forum with Michael Krasny.

I fondly remember reading one of Coll’s first books back in the 1980’s. That book was “Deal of the Century” and was the history of the rise of MCI as led by then CEO Bill McGowan as it battled AT&T. A real David/Goliath tale as told by Coll.