Meeting a Legend in Abu Dhabi

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This morning I had the pinch-myself privilege of meeting and interviewing Christo, in my view one of the great visionaries and "brands" in modern art.  He is here to give some lectures at NYU Abu Dhabi and Zayed University.

I will be posting an interview I did with him in the next day or so -- but wanted to let folks in Abu Dhabi know that there is a living legend here -- much more significant to the soul and world than Britney Spears, who performed here last night.

Very cool that Christo and the late Jeanne-Claude's project, Over the River, just received federal approval. I'll be there in Cotopaxi, Colorado at the Arkansas River -- just down from Eagle Peak Ranch -- when his installation is complete.

Steve Clemons is Washington editor at large for The Atlantic and editor of Atlantic Live. He writes frequently about politics and foreign affairs. More

Clemons is a senior fellow and the founder of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, a centrist think tank in Washington, D.C., where he previously served as executive vice president. He writes and speaks frequently about the D.C. political scene, foreign policy, and national security issues, as well as domestic and global economic-policy challenges.

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