I'm reading In the National Interest, a book that I picked up from the Black Rock City Bookmobile back in August. It was a best seller when it came out in November of 1977I have the 1977 hardcover - I'll probably update the Amazon entry with a cover photo. The story focuses on a few journalists, the US Secretary of State, shuttle diplomacy between Israel, Syria, Egypt, Jordan and the Palestinians. It's really amazing to see how much has changed since then. I mean, it's like, the reporters use telex machines. I don't even know what those are! Today we have the Internet.
Did I mention that nothing has changed? It's interesting, but so sad, to see that material totally current in 1977 about the Middle East is really still totally current now.