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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Farouk al-Baz; Egypt's Youth Deserve Nobel Peace Prize

Farouk al-Baz may be the most famous of all expatriate Egyptian scientists, a longtime stalwart of the US' NASA (in at least one old Star Trek there's a shuttlecraft named al-Baz), and his brother Osama was long Egypt's greatest diplomatic eminence grise (called "Egypt's Kissinger" way back when Kissinger was our Kissinger). Farouk al-Baz has told Al-Masry al-Youm he wants to rally Egyptian intellectuals to nominate Egypt's youth for a collective award of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Farouk al-Baz is 73. I find this encouraging for some reason.

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