Frank Ruddy

Frank Ruddy was a former U.S. ambassador. He passed away in 2014.

Latest by Frank Ruddy in Chronicles

  • November 1997

    The Latest Dope From Washington

    "Tarry not, I pray you, Madam," Walter Raleigh is supposed to have cautioned Queen Elizabeth, "for the wings of time are tipped with the feathers of death." As Harold Macmillan observed a few years ago: "Civil servants don't write memos like that anymore." Some have trouble just speaking the language.

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  • March 1997

    Au Revoir, Boutros

    Boutros Boutros-Ghali, for all his hauteur and condescending ways, had an absolute genius for driving people crazy, as if there were an Inspector Clouseau within him trying to get out.

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