In the Zone Back East - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
In the Zone Back East

This has been an interesting trip to the east. One week ago, I flew Jet Blue from LAX to JFK. On the flight, I watched a crazy movie called Wonder Woman. It has amazing special effects but the main special effect is the star… an Israeli beauty named Gal Gadot. To think that there are Israeli movie stars. To think there is an Israel… it’s an unbelievable miracle. And we can thank Richard Nixon for the very existence of Israel. It’s right out of the Bible.

In New York I appeared on several TV shows, plugging my brand new book, The Capitalist Code. It’s about how to invest so you basically replicate ownership of a successful business just by buying the S and P 500 index from a young age. Don’t try to pick stocks. Don’t do anything fancy. Just buy the market steadily and keep on buying. It’s really simple.

In New York I stayed at the Palace. It’s a fabulous place but I could hear my next door neighbors having sex. Also, a bottle of water from room service was sixteen dollars.

I had a great dinner at the Harvard club, where my brother-in-law is a member. I met the famous Bob Woodward at the Yale Club. We didn’t say much to each other.

I went to a Halloween party at the Yale Club and met two aspiring actresses.

Then down to D.C. with my pal Bob Noah. I basked in my clean and bright apartment. We went to Oxford, Maryland at sunset and watched the orange ball drop into the water. I had a lovely young waitress who thinks JFK and FDR are the same man. She also thinks the population of the USA is either 10 million or one billion.

I had lunch with Aram Bakshian. He’s an amazing genius.

We went to the Magical Kingdom of Oxford for Halloween. One thousand residents. They live in classic frame houses near the water and they sit on their porches in pumpkin lit pools of orange. Little kids as goblins and ghouls and one as a jellyfish pass by and giggle. Their parents stand nearby, drink wine, and laugh. Life is magical. It’s like an episode of The Twilight Zone. It’s safe here.

Ben Stein
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Ben Stein is a writer, actor, economist, and lawyer living in Beverly Hills and Malibu. He writes “Ben Stein’s Diary” for every issue of The American Spectator.
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