Dear Sirs & Madames,
Please extend your protest to European sociologists and world public
opinion researchers who make false tests of international measurements
and polls regarding Israeli-Arab conflict and of steps against world
terrorist organisations and local corrupt powers.
And not as sociologists but as human beings. The difference is a
desk-top one and I feel it's boring.
Benoit de l'Estoile wrote:
> Dear Colleagues,
> My impression is that the discussion has on the whole been helpful.
> I understand some of us are concerned that a formal protest by the
> ESA to the PCBS sacking might appear as a message of censure from
> the international scientific community towards the State of Israel,
> and as taking a one-sided stance in a complex and tragic conflict.
> In order to avoid this sort of misreading (which would on the top of
> it be politically inefficient, since this could be taken as just
> "another political condemnation of Israel as a State"), and to stick
> to our point as sociologists, I suggest it might be appropriate to
> formulate our protest together with Israeli and Palestinian social
> scientists (be it those who took part in the debate or others). In
> this way, it would clearly be a positive demonstration of solidarity
> with our colleagues, and, hopefully, a modest, but concrete
> contribution to understanding and peace.
> Best regards
> Meilleurs voeux pour 2002!
> Benoit de L'Estoile
> Departement de sciences sociales
> Ecole normale superieure
> 48 Bd Jourdan, 75014 Paris
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