Every year

Every year I like to tell the story about how classes were canceled at my University on the afternoon of Tuesday, 9/11/2001. But at our next session on Thursday, 9/13/2001, my favorite professor, Dr. Stuart Rachels, started class by putting up a map the Middle East on the projector. He thought we might all do well to brush up on our geography, and the next week we had a short quiz: label a blank map with the correct country names.

In eleven years  this is the most perfect and appropriate response I have heard of.


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