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SAGE Publications The Harvard Crimson :: Opinion :: Access For All Our professors do the research. They write the papers and proofread them. They even do the peer review. Harvard then pays again for the journals—many of them over $10,000 each—and most of us feel personally the bite each term when we buy our sourcebooks. That’s three ways we pay for the same research, writing, proofreading, and peer review. This same issue of access to scholarship hits even harder on people outside of our well-funded elite universities. Change is slow, however, because this situation perpetuates itself. If this situation sounds ridiculous to you, you’re not alone. In 2003, Donald Knuth, a laureate of computer science’s highest honor, the Turing Award, wrote a long letter to his colleagues on the editorial board of Elsevier’s Journal of Algorithms in protest of climbing prices and restrictions on access. Other researchers, in fields from philosophy to biology, have gone further still, setting up new peer-reviewed journals founded on open access. Gregory N.
The Great Divide: How Westerners and Muslims View Each Other | P Europe's Muslims More Moderate Introduction and Summary After a year marked by riots over cartoon portrayals of Muhammad, a major terrorist attack in London, and continuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, most Muslims and Westerners are convinced that relations between them are generally bad these days. Many in the West see Muslims as fanatical, violent, and as lacking tolerance. Meanwhile, Muslims in the Middle East and Asia generally see Westerners as selfish, immoral and greedy – as well as violent and fanatical. A rare point of agreement between Westerners and Muslims is that both believe that Muslim nations should be more economically prosperous than they are today. Nothing highlights the divide between Muslims and the West more clearly than their responses to the uproar this past winter over cartoon depictions of Muhammad. The chasm between Muslims and the West is also seen in judgments about how the other civilization treats women. Other Major Findings Roadmap to the Report
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