Mort Rosenblum is founding editor of the close-the-to-news quarterly, Dispatches, columnist for Global Port, author and educator. Based in Paris and Provence, he returns periodically to the University of Arizona in Tucson to teach international reporting. After nearly 40 years as a foreign correspondent for the Associated Press and two years as editor of the International Herald Tribune, he wrote his most recent book: "Escaping Plato's Cave: How America's Blindness to the Rest of the World Threatens Our Survival." St. Martin's Press. His 12 books include the best-selling "Olives: The Life and Lore of a Noble Fruit" and "Chocolate: A Bittersweet Saga of Dark and Light."