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Non favorable article- USF and Iran

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I think that this keynote address should have taken place.  I think that USF was initially right.  Just as I would if it were UCF.  If there is any environment where censorship should be discouraged, it is the university environment.  We are supposed to teach critical thinking.  I guess that's an outdated idea when others determines which opinions you need to hear.

There seems to be two different camps regarding foreign relations.  First, eschew any attempt at public communication (or no communication at all).  Meeting in public with an enemy is seen as conferring prestige since we are so superior that even meeting with a US official gives the impression that the enemy is legitimate enough to warrant our attention.  It boosts their power and diminishes ours.

Second is the attitude that we should maintain communication and even meet with our enemy in public in order to work on solutions.  It's the old Vito Genevese principle "Keep your friends close; your enemies closer".

The first position, in my opinion, is foolish.  It is ego driven; the holder of this opinion is putting him/herself first.  It also may reveal the fear that people are too stupid and can't be trusted with the facts when not delivered by American media.  The second position puts the pursuit of peace and cooperation ahead of pride.

 

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It's not an article, it's an opinion piece

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2 hours ago, Apis Bull said:

It's not an article, it's an opinion piece

So it's the political version of TDS?

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52 minutes ago, JTrue said:

So it's the political version of TDS?

I think BREAKING: needs to precede the title for that to be true ...

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On 3/7/2019 at 5:47 AM, Apis Bull said:

It's not an article, it's an opinion piece

bingo

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On 3/7/2019 at 5:47 AM, Apis Bull said:

it's an opinion piece

I'm so tired of those in general.

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5 minutes ago, Rocky Style said:

I'm so tired of those in general.

I was worried this thread was going to get lost after 10 months. Way to resurrect it.

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On 3/7/2019 at 5:47 AM, Apis Bull said:

it's an opinion piece

 

1 hour ago, Rocky Style said:

I'm so tired of those in general.

Agreed. I wouldn't be caught dead spending any time in a place that was basically nothing more than opinion pieces ....

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16 hours ago, JTrue said:

I was worried this thread was going to get lost after 10 months. Way to resurrect it.

It's showing on my first page!  LOL.  And I am not seeing any new threads. Maybe TBP is broken for me.

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