BARRY RUBIN and Jonathan Spyer..
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Prof. Barry Rubin, a long-time columnist for this paper, passed away last week after a battle with cancer.
Barry defined prolific. He wrote and edited almost 100 books, over a hundred book chapters and journal articles, and thousands of op-eds and blog posts. Having worked closely with Barry for nearly a decade (1998-2007), whenever I would meet with people, especially academics, the first question they invariably asked was how on earth he did it.
Barry’s overwhelming legacy, however, creates a bit of a conundrum for those interested in exploring that legacy: where should you start?
So while several people have eulogized Barry, here I want to outline what I think are some of his most interesting and noteworthy contributions Barry made. Consider it a sort of “Introduction to Barry Rubin” or “Barry Rubin 101”.