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April 19, 2002


Nationalistic Fervor Passion and Paradox: Intellectuals Confront the National Question, a new book by Professor of Politics Joan Cocks, has just appeared with Princeton University Press. "I had avoided the national question for most of my life, in part because other questions seemed more pressing to me and my generation, but also because of my almost instinctive antipathy toward nationalist sentiments," writes Cocks. Says Dean of Faculty Don O'Shea, "The outburst of patriotic fervor in this country surrounding the Gulf War changed Cocks's avoidance to anxious fascination and led to this highly nuanced and beautifully written reflection on nationalism and what eight intellectuals have to say about it: Karl Marx, Rosa Luxemburg, Hannah Arendt, Frantz Fanon, Isaiah Berlin, Tom Nairn, Edward Said, and V.S. Naipaul."

Faculty for Peace On Tuesday, April 23, in Hooker Auditorium, at 7 pm the International Relations Program will sponsor two speakers from the Faculty for Israeli-Palestinian Peace Organization, a network of professors trying to build peace in the Middle East by advocating a complete withdrawal from the occupied territories to the 1967 borders. The organization brings Israeli and Palestinian faculty to speak at United States campuses to discuss the present situation in the Middle East. Speaking at MHC about the war in Israel and the possible outcomes of the Saudi Peace plan will be Yoav Peled, an Israeli educated in Israel and the United States who has taught at CUNY, NYU, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv University and an expert on Israeli nationalism and society, and Issam Nassar, a Palestinian educated in Israel, Jersualem, and the United States who has taught at Hebrew University and Al-Quds in Jerusalem, as well as Birzeit and Parkland College in Illinois. He is an expert on Jerusalem and Palestinian nationalism.

Uplifting Music The Uplifters, a reggae band featuring Jan Christiansen, son of MHC economics professor Jens Christiansen and brother of Jette Christiansen '01, on the drums, will perform at MHC Friday, April 19, at Blanchard Campus Center at 8 pm. The event, which is free, is sponsored by the Student Coalition for Action.

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