The Rittenhouse Review

A Philadelphia Journal of Politics, Finance, Ethics, and Culture

Thursday, May 27, 2004  

In the News: May 27, 2004

Caught on Tape
The tapes and transcriptions of former White House national security advisor and Secretary of State Henry M. Kissinger, are finally being made public. In one notable conversation Kissinger, apparently looking in a mirror at the time, said to the Soviet ambassador, Anatoly Dobrynin, “Oh-h-h-h, you’re a dirty old man.”

At Auction
Now’s your chance to buy, or at least view, a slice of the life of the late Doris Duke. Christie’s will auction Miss Duke’s jewelry, furniture, wine, and miscellanea in New York beginning June 2 and ending June 5. Proceeds from the sales, estimated conservatively at $15 million to $20 million, will go to the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Impending Poverty
Princess Michael of Kent, faced with the impending prospect of homelessness and poverty, along with a seemingly innate inability to launch any kind of career whatsoever, hung out the flag of the late and unlamented British empire yesterday and watched it sag.

In Exile
The new weekly poll of Rittenhouse readers has been posted in the sidebar at right. This week’s question is, “If forced into exile, which of these countries would you choose as your haven?” Your choices are Albania, Madagascar, Moldova, Panama, Paraguay, and Uzbekistan.

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