Thursday, 23 October 2008

Bilateral relations

…are more important, of course, than enlightening students. A Malaysian university has been ‘strongly advised’ to cancel a speech by Shirin Ebadi. Have you ever met her? Perhaps you could suggest that Edinburgh invite her to give the speech she would have made or ask K's university to do the same. Unless, of course, the US are trying to stitch up a detente with Iran...
Since ‘university’ means ‘whole’ I think those institutions which offer only a partial or distorted view because of pressure by governments, religious leaders or commercial factors should be called something else. What name would you suggest?

Friday, 24 October 2008
From AF