Busman's holiday

Cook, Patrick
August 2003
Bulletin with Newsweek;8/5/2003, Vol. 121 Issue 6384, p82
Discusses author's journey and experiences to various countries, on his becoming a legislator in Australia. In Romania, apparently half of politicians in the country are presently awash with retsina in the Plaka while Greek Olympic officials distract them from the rubble where the 2004 stadium isn't. In Manila, Philippines, ambassadors knew the best places to eat. Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai looks rather nervous in the job. He was very polite and explained the transition from the recent lunatic theocracy to democracy was proceeding via feudalism.


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