Diplomacy 101 and my impudent secretary

by Barry Farber -- As comic Jimmy Durante used to shout, "Stop the music, Maestro." Something's wrong. The brass section is too loud, and nobody seems to hear it! I can't believe more…

A silver lining to our lost battle with Iran

by Barry Farber -- Early in June, 1940, the prime minister of France, with tears in his voice, called British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and told him, "We have lost the battle. more…

Obama stiffed NATO: That's a big deal

by Barry Farber -- You've heard it: "If you can keep cool while everybody else is going crazy, maybe you don't understand the problem." Welcome now to the mirror opposite. A story more…

Inconvenient facts media leave out

by Barry Farber -- "Would you rather be a Democrat with an apparent lack of candidates, or a Republican with an apparent lack of competence?" he asked. He was trying to be more…

Obama's patriotism quotient matters most

by Barry Farber -- Rudy Giuliani has long had a gutsy audacity that earned him a reputation as a tough federal prosecutor and two terms as a popular mayor of New York. more…

Yemen has fallen: Did you know that?

by Barry Farber -- He was a big-name publisher, and all of us were proud he was a personal friend. One day I asked him how business was, and he said, "It's more…

On my 'high horse'? You bet I am!

by Barry Farber -- The Russian man stormed out of the train in Stockholm and went up to the first man who was tall and blond. "Are you Swedish?" the Russian asked. more…