• November 21, 2011

    Thought of Eleanor Roosevelt on a trip to India in October. In her autobiography she writes about her "peak moment"--visiting the Taj: "I will carry in my mind the beauty of it as long as I live. At...

  • July 8, 2011

    Click here to read my letter to The New York Review of Books, written after the death of Barbara Zimmerman Epstein, the first American editor of the Diary of Anne Frank: