The latter was smitten and the former said a myriad of wild and wonderful things, as per usual. A couple of big quotes:
“The consequence of the Iraq war for the Middle East will be that it will be more dangerous to be a friend of the US than an enemy.”
“The Taliban is another name for the Pakistani colonization of Afghanistan.” I think I’ll just leave that one out there…
OK, one more, paraphrasing: I think, by the way, that I have figured out the difference between writers of non-fiction and fiction. Novelists and poets understand music.