Thursday, January 18, 2007

Mr Cogito Politely Declines Invitation To Join American Idol Bloggers And To Make A Positive Contribution To Humanity

"January 17, 2007

Dear blog author:

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"I turn to history not for lessons in hope, but to confront my experience with the experience of others and to win for myself something which I should call universal compassion - a sense of responsibility for the human conscience."

-- European and World Poet Zbigniew Herbert, 1924 - 1998


A fragment from a Zbigniew Herbert poem is on a bronze plaque on a landing outside of the Rector's Offices and the Academic Senate Hall of Collegium Novum, the main Administrative Building of Jagellonian University, Krakow, Poland. The plaque remembers the Professors, Administrators, Workers, and Students who were Victims of Nazi and Soviet Terror in Krakow, Poland during the period 1939 to 1989.

Collegium Novum, the main Administrative Building of Jagellonian University, Krakow, Poland. The European and World University was first founded in 1364 CE.

Photo credit: Jagellonian University. With thanks.


I thank the United States Agency for International Development and the University of Maryland, College Park which funded my first visit to Warsaw, Krakow, and Jagellonian University's Collegium Maius and Collegium Novum in 1993.


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