I asked farhi whether he had done anything to verify Prestowitz's complaint of quote-stealing by Zakaria.
farhi's story has been widely repeated, reposted, and discussed, doing great damage to Fareed Zakaria's reputation.
We agreed that the conversation would be off-the-record, so I won't quote farhi's answer.
farhi accepted Prestowitz's word and called Fareed for comment.
Had farhi clicked Amazon's "look inside this book" button, he would have seen the footnote for himself.