Vogue Writer Joan Juliet Buck: Mrs. Assad Duped Me

How Vogue's Notorious Asma al-Assad Profile Came To Be

Late in the afternoon of Dec. 1, 2010, I got a call from a features editor at Vogue. She asked if I wanted to go to Syria to interview the first lady, Asma al-Assad.

“Absolutely not,” I said. “I don’t want to meet the Assads, and they don’t want to meet a Jew.”

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