Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Palestinian Ambassador Afif Safieh at MIIS Today

I went (by bike, of course) to see Ambassador Afif Safieh's talk at MIIS today. He gave an extremely articulate presentation and made a number of excellent points about the Israeli-Palestinian situation. He quoted a phrase that I liked, so I'll reprint it here.

Antonio Gramsci, described the relationship between the intellectuals and the oppressed as a relationship between "those who think because they suffer and those who suffer because they think."