The Morton Treatment

Fareed Zakaria and Paula Throckmorton Zakaria

The Morton Treatment

Fareed Zakaria and Paula Throckmorton Zakaria

The Morton Treatment
An email conversation about the news of the day.
May 5 1999 11:19 AM

Fareed Zakaria and Paula Throckmorton Zakaria

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Dear Paula,

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Grr. This always happens when we debate, err discuss, things. I started out expressing doubts about the "Teflon market" and now I'm being forced to defend it. Well, I have one last, cheap shot. On the basis of your fancy theories, you sold Microsoft two years ago--since then it has doubled and doubled again. If you weren't so smart, we'd be rich.

I love the story about the Berkeley Bar. But even better than listening to Monica's Story would be to savor Andrew Morton's real masterpiece, his hagiography of the African despot Mobutu. Or perhaps they could pipe in a mélange; a sentence on Diana, then Mobutu, then Monica. Three great, misunderstood people. What will Morton do next--The Many Faces of Michael Jackson?

Fareed Zakaria, Slate's wine columnist, is also managing editor of Foreign Affairs and a contributing editor of Newsweek. Paula Throckmorton Zakaria designs jewelry and writes occassionally for the Wall Street Journal and other publications. She was president and publisher of The Black Book, a photography journal and sourcebook based in New York.