A review by Lee Lawrence in the December 7-8 edition of The Wall Street Journal under the series Masterpiece: “Politics and the Persian Language”. The masterpiece is: “The Book of Kings” (1007-10) by Abu’l Qasim Firdausi. On July 25, 2009, this illustrated manuscript was reviewed by Emily Esfahani Smith, also in The Wall Street Journal, and it is attached to Mr. Lawrence review.
An opinion piece by columnist Anne Applebaum in the December 8 edition of The Washington Post: “In Mandela’s shadow”
In the same issue, a report by Peter Wallsten and Tom Hamburger on the decades-long bipartisan success of the sugar growers lobby: “Lawmakers find protecting sugar easy to swalow”