RE: ply to Grant: Lawrence of Arabia and the Middle East

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Date: Mon Feb 11 2002 - 19:59:32 GMT

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    >From: Vincent Campbell <>
    >To: "''" <>
    >Subject: RE: ply to Grant: Lawrence of Arabia and the Middle East
    >Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2002 12:45:58 -0000
    > Hi Lawrence,
    > <To all our memetics list readers, I would like to recognize that in
    > > discussions of the Middle East, Afghanistan, etc, we are straying far
    > > the normal scope of discussion. I see this all as a wonderful case study
    > > of
    > > applied memetics, but understand that this may not be the view of many
    > > this list. We are also discussing this due to the scurrilous and
    > > provocative
    > > attacks on Islam that a couple of members of this list have posted, and
    > > have been among those rising to the bait and responding.
    > >
    > > I would welcome any thoughts or guidance you might give me with regard
    > > the propriety of this discussion on this list, including any private
    > > emails
    > > you may wish to send me about this.>
    > >
    > Personally speaking, I think it's difficult to have a discussion
    >list about as broad a topic as cultural evolution and stick entirely,
    >eternally, to memetics. So, for me, discussions such as yours of the
    >Palestine/Israel problem is fine. Of course, if such things become heated,
    >and politicized, then perhaps the participants in particular threads should
    >start sending them to each other privately.
    What was the Sevres Protocol as it pertains to the 1956 Suez war? Is that
    getting too political? ;-)

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