Friday, May 22, 2015

Getting your work noticed by influential people

What's on your nighttable?

Barry Cooper, the political scientist at the University of Calgary, just learned that his book  New Political Religions or an Analysis of Modern Terrorism, was on the bookshelf of Osama bin Laden. At least that the U.S. government says it was.

Some histories of note reported to be on the shelf: Paul Kennedy's Rise and Fall of Great Powers and Christianity and Islam in Spain 756-1031 A.D. by C. R. Haines.

From his reaction to the news, one has the impression Professor Cooper would rather have been a navy Seal.
“If I had a chance to kill him,” the Canadian political scientist says, “I would’ve.”
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