The foreign correspondent is dead. Long live the foreign correspondent
The de luxe life satirised in Evelyn Waugh's Scoop has gone for good, but we can still preserve the best of a necessary craft
By Timothy Garton Ash
Originally Published on The Guardian on December 8, 2010
Published on BunchofMadmen.com on December 29, 2010
'I still have a suitcase in Berlin," Marlene Dietrich used to sing. Well, I still have four petrol cans in Skopje. I bought them to drive a rented 4x4 from Macedonia into Kosovo, immediately after the Nato invasion of the devastated province in 1999, when petrol stations could not be relied on to have petrol.