While Solomon is
said to have had three hundred wives and seven hundred concubines, we know the name of only one of these women, namely, Naamah, the Ammonite, the mother of his son and successor Rehoboam (2 Chr 12:13).
discussing the Web as though it were television, with a handful of channels dominating the medium and every smaller player striving for a mass audience.
Norman Solomon is
a man who I've come to respect over several years as "one of the sharpest media watchers in the business," as Barbara Ehrenreich has called him.
Later in I Kings 10:10, the Queen of Sheba's visit to King Solomon is
recounted: "And she presented the king with a hundred and twenty talents of gold and great quantities of spices and precious stones.
But sitting in her midtown Manhattan office, in a building astride New York's Harley-Davidson Cafe, a watering hole appointed with vintage hogs and studded leather jackets where entertainment types often mingle, Solomon is
sizing up the future, not the past.
Andrew Solomon is
the author of The Irony Tower: Soviet Artists in a Time of Glasnost.