Thursday, September 26, 2013

Alan Wolfe on THE BLESSINGS OF EXILE at BC's Boisi Center

Alan Wolfe speaking at the Boisi Center on his book (in progress), The Blessings of Exile
Marash Girl attended Alan Wolfe's presentation on The Blessings of Exile: Why Minority Status is Good for the Jews and Everyone Else. She asked a question in Armenian, which, believe it or not, Prof. Wolfe answered . . . (in English, of course!) The concept of exile being a blessing is an interesting one . . . one that all Armenians should take into serious consideration.  Your thoughts?

"Alan Wolfe is the founding director of the Boisi Center and Professor of Political Science at Boston College. He is the author and editor of more than twenty books, including, most recently, Political Evil: What It Is and How to Combat It(2011), The Future of Liberalism (2009),Does American Democracy Still Work?(2006), Return to Greatness (2005), The Transformation of American Religion: How We actually Practice our Faith (2003), Moral Freedom (2001) and One Nation After All (1999). Widely considered one of the nation's most prominent public intellectuals, he is a frequent contributor to the New York TimesWashington Post, and The Atlantic, and has delivered lectures across the United States and Europe. He is currently at work on his latest book, The Blessings of Exile: Why Minority Status is Good for the Jews--and Everyone Else"

1 comment:

  1. I have mixed feelings about the "Blessings of Exile". My own parents were exiled from their homeland in Anatolia due to the Turkish Genocide of the Armenians. I know from their stories that their forced exile was devastating to them and to those around them. However, both they and I are grateful that their exile brought them to the United States. As with many other immigrants, they became very patriotic and proud to be American citizens as I am today.