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Comment on the appearance from the blogosphere:
Rackjite.com says: “Our very own Liberal Blogosphere pundit Juan Cole talks about dealing with Muslims without trying to kill them all.”
Mark Maynard.com says:
“Local Blogger does Good: University of Michigan professor and popular local blogger Juan Cole appeared on the Colbert Report last night to promote his new book, “Engaging the Muslim World.” . . . I find it humorous that the same word – “blogger” – is used to define both of Cole and me. I know that fact must cause him a great deal of pain, but I find some degree of comfort in it… At any rate, I’d like to congratulate him for reaching the summit…. My hat is off to you, Dr. Cole.
Oh, I positively revel in the leveling democratic effect of the blogosphere. And note that Midwestern college professors used to very seldom be able to get their word out to the public; I owe it all to blogging and to the kindness of other bloggers who linked to my site. So I fear you’re stuck with me as a colleague, Mark.
Ben Turner says: “Juan Cole on Colbert Report last night. He is a mensch!”
At an unofficial Colbert discussion forum, In Absentia wrote: “I really loved the interview. The author was explaining exactly what I’ve experienced working for an international organization and visiting Syria. Although the author did say that Dubai is a “dead scene” – I still think Stephen should visit if he gets the chance. Everybody knows about the violence and tragedy in the Persian Gulf. But there’s some pretty silly, decadent, and over-top crap there too (even if it’s going through a real estate bust). The region is very diverse. But, as much as I loved the interview, the power tools with sparks flying wins hands down!”
I guess we have to add pitchforks to children and dogs as among the things on-screen talent should avoid working with.
At same site, Eloquent Baby wrote: “Blessings and Peace be upon us all! ‘Americans don’t recognize who the authorities are.’ Juan Cole made a valuable observation. Treat the Muslim world as composed of real people. Thank-you, Stephen and Juan Cole for the interview.”
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