May 20, 2007 |
"YOU and me, let's do a book club," Matthew Cooke, editor and producer of the Oscar-nominated documentary "Deliver Us From Evil," remembered saying repeatedly, to various friends. "It's something I've talked about for probably the past five years." He shrugged. "But then we never had a book club. Finally, we do."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1998
Re the commentary by Jeffrey Sachs, "The Dismal Decade: Failure East and West," Nov. 22: Russia can reduce or eliminate its debt by selling Kaliningrad Oblast to Germany and the Kuril Islands to Japan. Since these lands belonged to those countries before the end of World War II, they might be willing to pay a high price for them. MICHAEL TONG Los Angeles
December 20, 1989 |
In the spirit of perestroika, the Soviet Union hopes to borrow from the United States a financing technique first used in the early 1800s in New York--municipal bonds. Officials in the Soviet Union, where no bond market exists, in November signed an agreement with New York economic consultant Jeffrey Sachs to explore ways to use long-term debt to finance infrastructure, environment and housing needs.
March 4, 2004 |
If the circumstances were not so calamitous, the American-orchestrated removal of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide from Haiti would be farcical. According to Aristide, American officials in Port-au-Prince told him that rebels were on the way to the presidential residence and that he and his family were unlikely to survive unless they immediately boarded an American-chartered plane standing by to take them to exile.
October 22, 2012 |
The estate of Richard Blackwell, a former designer and fashion critic known for his often-controversial worst-dressed lists, and his partner, Robert Spencer, has sold in Windsor Square for $1.8 million. Built in 1920, the Mediterranean-style house sits on a quarter of an acre with a guesthouse, a swimming pool and a pool house. Features include a parquet floor entry, stained-glass windows and a music room. There are four bedrooms, 31/2 bathrooms and about 3,600 square feet of living space.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 1994
Re "What a Menacing Mess We've Made," by Jeffrey Sachs, Commentary, Jan. 26: The listing of reform blunders started by Sachs' intrusive "shock therapy" fantasies is the best self-indictment of the amorphous mess created in Moscow. Spreading the blame on the West, G-7 and the IMF for lack of monetary aid is a red herring. It covers up reform mismanagement in Russia and ill advice rendered by Russian, Swedish and American radical reform advisers. Lack of a comprehensive master plan to deracinate the deep-rooted Stalinist economic rot is the prime failure of Russian reforms.