Edward Behr, noted British foreign correspondent and writer who penned books on history, good eating and his career as a journalist, has died in Paris. He was 81.
Behr covered conflicts across the globe from the French-Algerian conflict to the Vietnam war for several publications, including Newsweek magazine, during his long career as a foreign correspondent.
His wide travels, fed by reporting experiences, inspired a number of books, including "The Algerian Problem" (1961), "The Last Emperor" (1987), "Hirohito: Behind the Myth" (1989) and "Kiss the Hand You Cannot Bite: The Rise and Fall of the Ceausescus" (1991) about the now-fallen Romanian dictator and his wife.
The Paris-born Behr also had other interests that provided fodder for other books, including "The Artful Eater" (1993) and "Prohibition: Thirteen Years That Changed America" (1996).
He also provided a telling look at his own trade with "Anyone Here Been Raped and Speaks English?" (1981) a query reportedly called out by a British reporter looking for sources during a crisis in Congo.
Behr is survived by his wife, Christian.
When General Wesley Clark spoke about the famous list of seven Middle Eastern countries to be demolished in five consecutive years, he has done nothing but remark, for the last time, if there was any need, Washington's willingness to redesign the Middle East within a more general framework of global domination.