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Feb 16, 2004 4:08 pm

Found in Translation

Professor Juan Cole is soliciting help on "The Americana in Arabic Library Translation Project," so the Arab world can, among other things, read Thomas Jefferson:

The project will begin with a selected set of passages and essays by Thomas Jefferson on constitutional and governmental issues such as freedom of religion, the separation of powers, inalienable rights, the sovereignty of the people, and so forth.

Obligatory snarky remark: Thomas Jefferson?! Are you mad, man? They already hate us for our freedoms. Now they'll hate us more!

But seriously, it's a worthy project, and anyone who knows Arabic or would like to donate money should drop him a line.

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