Dubbing with de Gaulle


The cover of a January 1969 edition of the French weekly news periodical L’Express, featuring the face of former President Charles de Gaulle set inside a Star of David. Surrounded by an English translation of a letter de Gaulle wrote to David Ben Gurion in 1967, it’s figured prominently in revisions to my book, whose 2nd draft I’m furiously working on finishing right now with my editor.

A scanned page from European Union official Francois Massoulie‘s idiosyncratic volume, Middle East Conflicts, the image is bordered on either side by the end of one of my own book’s chapters, an open Real Audio browser loaded with a BBC page, and my most recent playlist, featuring the brilliant Sledgehammer Dub LP by the consistently overlooked roots producer, Niney the Observer.