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Christopher Dickey

Christopher Dickey, Newsweek's award-winning Paris bureau chief and Middle East editor, reports regularly from Baghdad, Cairo, and Jerusalem, and writes the weekly "Shadowland" column -- an inside look at the world of spies and soldiers, guerrillas and suicide bombers -- for Newsweek Online. He is the author of Summer of Deliverance, Expats, With the Contras, and the novel Innocent Blood. He lives in Paris.
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Literature is news that stays news.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. To warn of disaster and to be ignored.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Ed Gentry

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Pasta fagioli.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I'd like to meet James Jesus Angleton again to tell him his long twilight war would end.

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