THE JOYFUL POWER BROKER

WASHINGTON MOURNS RON BROWN, THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE WHO CONQUERED BARRIERS AND THE WORLD

LAST TUESDAY AFTERNOON, RON BROWN found himself with some time to spare in Paris before flying on to the Balkans. So he went over to the U.S. embassy and engaged Ambassador Pamela Harriman in a stroll along the Seine. As they walked and chatted, the Commerce Secretary could barely contain his enthusiasm over a scheme he had just cooked up involving 200 Big Macs, which he had managed to persuade a McDonald's manager in Croatia to give him, free of charge. His plan was to pick up the burgers in Zagreb, fly them to Tuzla and pass them out to the...

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