Happy Birthday, Saddam
: Ah, the Balfour President-in-Residence at Boston University has its first, well, it’s first ex-dictator
. Love this graf on Kenneth Kaunda’s schedule as resident scholar: “This speech at the Federal Reserve is the first stop for Kaunda on this day. His schedule includes a lunchtime meeting back at BU on genetically modified food and a visit to the John F. Kennedy Library, where he will receive a 1964 letter that calls him ‘one of President Kennedy's favorite Africans.’ A week later, Kaunda will be in Iraq, visiting his longtime friend Saddam Hussein, whose birthday he shares.” ... You know, as far as dictators go, Kaunda wasn’t all that bad. ... I blogged on the Balfour program a while back, based on this Atlantic Monthly
story, but I’m too lazy to find the link. New Year Resolution No. 1,521: Get search engine for Hub Blog.