Monday, May 27, 2013

Blog revival?

After getting settled in Paris and adjusting to my new department at Ecole Normale Superieure, I may now be ready to resume blogging. I will give it a try and see how it goes.

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  1. great,

    I am ready to resume following this blog.

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  2. Has the resumption of blogging been stalled? We miss you.

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    1. Thanks Anon! Not sure. I have been learning how things work here in France, and a lot of what I am learning would not be of interest to people outside France, I think. I've also been wondering whether, now that I am primarily in France, I ought to write in French! Not sure.

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    2. I personally would be very interested to hear about how things work in France ... even if you write it in French. People can always use google translate, so it would still be mostly accessible to everyone. Certainly it is better than your silence!

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    3. I am a CS student at Brown and I love this blog! I also speak French/can use Google translate. Please keep writing!

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  3. I read once your post in which you expressed your sympathy to the poor arab students under the terrible Jewish occupation. I fealt, even then, that you fall, naively, for arab propaganda; yet -- that you were far from being the only one.

    Now, with the large scale brutality in Syria, of Arabs against Arabs (no Jews involved), in Egypt (smaller, they kill each other by numbers which are 10 times less than their brothers in Syria), in Sudan - where Arabs kill the Africans, I wonder: isn't it time to update your blog? Perhaps a trip to a university in Damascus? A casual street in Alexandria?

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    1. Hello Anonymous!

      Yes, I am quite sure that my read of events in the Middle East is naive. I don't live there.

      I feel the negatives of the Jewish occupation much more keenly precisely because there are so many people I know who are Israeli. It's not quite, but a little bit, as though some remote cousins, or at least some people I have a trong connection to, were found to have committed some felony and/or put themselves in an impossible situation: it is much more striking than when it happens to strangers. The expectations are higher.

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