Count Robert de La Rochefoucauld (1923-2012)
Amazing obituary of a World War II (among other things) hero. He gives The Most Interesting Man In The World a run for his money; read the whole thing, as this small taste doesn’t do him justice:
Count Robert de La Rochefoucauld, who has died aged 88, escaped from Occupied France to join the Special Operations Executive (SOE); parachuted back on sabotage missions, he twice faced execution, only to escape on both occasions, once dressed as a Nazi guard.
The truth about the Fast and Furious scandal
This Fortune article sheds some light on many details of the “Fast and Furious” scandal that I hadn’t heard before. Go figure that during an election year something like this gets politicized and distorted… ;-p