Monthly Archives: June 2002

Tahseen Bashir (1925-2002)

I cannot think of what it will be like to return to Cairo and not see Tahseen, a public intellectual and an Egyptian patriot. He mentored me for many years — three decades after he was sought out and provided counsel to Malcolm X. Here’s the New York Times obituary: CAIRO, June 12 — Tahseen […]

Mark Kram (1932-2002)

When I was a teenager, I devoured Mark’s pieces in Sports Illustrated on Ali and boxing. It was an honor and a privilege to call him a friend and mentor and to work with him on “Ghosts of Manila.” Here is a great piece written about Mark by his son, my friend and brother, Mark, […]