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A. Robert Lauer

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  • Climate Change, Dirty Natural Gas, and the Gaza War
    • A. Robert Lauer 08/05/2014 at 10:02 am

      Dear Prof. Cole, A couple of weeks ago I saw your book on "The New Arabs" on display at the bookstore inside the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland. I was glad to see it there. I enjoy keeping informed every day. Thank you for your thorough comments. Best, A. Robert Lauer.

  • Wael Ghonim vs. Barack Obama: Change we Can Believe in, Yes we Can
    • A. Robert Lauer 02/10/2011 at 10:47 am

      I have observed that once a person loses his/her courage, s/he never recovers it. In academia, I often see that the humble colleague who does not want to express an opinion before tenure (because s/he considers her/himself in a vulnerable situation), after tenure, continues to be humble and to take no action. On the other hand, assertive colleagues who express themselves before tenure, continue to do so afterward. And at least they have the respect of others. Hence, I suspect that Obama will not change policies after he is re-elected. I would even suspect he would get worse. Take Dubya as an example. IMHO.

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