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  •  Ironically I met a head of state at the time (2+ / 0-)
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    elfling, bontemps2012

    Actually he was a former head of state. My African History professor introduced me to Namdi Azikiwe, the former president of Nigeria, at the time I was an editor.

    Not sure how they are related.

    No one would remember my magazine because I met former president Azikiwe.

    •  If you say so about Nigera (3+ / 0-)
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      xgz, Haoshen, hqc

      I wouldn't disagree with you unless I study enough about the country.

      We knew what China was like, and that's why we can tell that she has been lying. It's hard to process information that is beyond our life experience. I think that an important step is set up a procedure and look at the derivatives of the information.

    •  Did anyone know who Azikiwe was? (1+ / 0-)
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      xgz

      I'm not sure how they are related either.

      Are you comparing what Deng was to the Chinese people, to what Azikiwe was to (I suppose) the Americans? Really?

      •  That's the point - it isn't related at all (0+ / 0-)

        anymore than the fact that the author met Deng while she was the author of an obscure magazine is relevant at all.

        •  Huh? (1+ / 0-)
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          hqc

          The point is that there is a world of difference between some obscure figure and the most important political figure in your own country. How many of your peers even heard of Azikiwe even then? Are you saying that if you personally interviewed Nixon (or whichever president was in power) and published in your campus newspaper, or that Nixon personally mentioned your article in a paper, nobody would know about it?

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