Archive for July, 2015

My latest book review: Dealmaking when lives are at stake


Salvador soccer

Photo by Martin Langfield, El Salvador, 1991.

Financiers like to compare their negotiations to military strategy. Yet the art of the deal matters far more when those talking also kill. Jonathan Powell’s “Terrorists at the Table” is a primer like few others, by a worldly ex-diplomat of stubborn hope. It’s also darkly funny.

(I took this photo of guerrillas taking a break to play soccer in rebel-held territory in El Salvador in 1991.)