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Friday, October 27, 2006

From Lincoln to Obama

The fact that a black man with a name like 'Obama' can be considered to be a serious contender for the presidency of the United States is enough to revive my belief in a pending victory of logical humanism over the irrational evil of bigotry.

This is quite a remarkable achievement for a nation who defaulted on a basic promise to its black citizenry for two centuries. The most remarkable thing about it is that the last president to hail from Mr. Obama’s home state, Illinois, is the one who went to war to free America’s salves about a century and a half ago. Abraham Lincoln sought to correct an evil wrong and give the black citizens of this nation not only their freedom but also their dignity. Yet, a conditional freedom they got and not much dignity for yet another century.

Now, if Barak Obama even comes close to winning the presidency of this country, it would be a wonderful irony: That it is a black man from Illinois who would be destined to run the anchor leg of a long relay marathon against prejudice and injustice – One that his fellow Illinoisan started some 150 years earlier.

5 Comments:

Anonymous karima said...

Hi Jawad,
Just to say you that your blog is really interesting and well-done!
I have discovered it a few days ago and to tell you the truth I am visiting you every day to see if I can get some info an a research I have to do (topic: morocco/US relationships)!
A bientot,
Karima

November 01, 2006

 
Blogger Jawad said...

Hi Karima,

Thank you very much for your compliments. Please let me know if I can be of any help to your research.

November 08, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Jawad,

thanks for your message!
just want to know if you are student in political science? Your blog looks like a professional journal!
I would appreciate if you know any book I could read for my research!
Merci beaucoup (et désolée mon français est meilleur que mon anglais!)
Karima

November 14, 2006

 
Blogger Jawad said...

Hi Karima,

I am not a poltical science student in so far that I do not attend regular courses on the subject but I do consider myself a student of politics.

There are plenty of good books that I would suggest to you. But first, what specific topic are you interested in? Do you want to learn more about the American political system for example?

November 17, 2006

 
Anonymous karima said...

Hi Jawad,

I am focussing in the relationships between the US and Morocco because I have a research on that topic!
Here's my email if you want (and if you have time) to give me some advice about books!karimaaz@hotmail.fr
Thanks a lot,
Karima

November 27, 2006

 

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