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Last night I dreamed I was at a cocktail part at SMU in Dallas, cracking juvenile puns about Balzac in a futile attempt to impress some visiting professor from Yale. Surely I'm not that trashy, and would only do such a silly, blatantly pretentious thing in social self-defense.

I think the dream came from interviewing Robin Wright, the world-renowned war correspondent and expert on the Middle East and Central Asia during a press conference at Cameron University yesterday. It was an intimidating interview, to put it mildly. She's a giant in print journalism, and her reputation is well-deserved. When you interview someone like that, you feel like you're being graded.

At least I didn't get schooled by her. A certain television reporter ignorantly referred to Afghanistan as being in the Middle East during her first question, and Ms. Wright took her to the woodshed. We were all a little wary after that.

Her presentation last night was insightful and interesting, BTW. Especially her thoughts on Pakistan and its fears concerning Afghanistan's possible claims on Pashtun border regions.

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