Stevens Remembered as Avid Diplomat

A diplomat who was not content staying behind the walls of an American compound while abroad, J. Christopher Stevens, the ambassador to Libya killed last week, loved the people and culture of the Arab world. The 52-year-old ambassador harked back in many ways to an era before America’s emissaries abroad were kept cloistered behind high walls and razor wire, ferried from one scheduled stop to another in a motorcade. In a New York Times profile Sunday, friends and colleagues remember Stevens as a “different kind of American diplomat.”