Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Thank You to all my Supporters

I would like to thank everybody who has written or is planning to write to incoming AUCA president, Andrew B. Wachtel on my behalf. I believe your letters have had a positive effect. At least Dr. Wachtel now knows that there are people out there that do respect my scholarship and teaching. For those of you familiar with my scholarship and teaching that have not yet written Dr. Wachtel I am again reproducing his e-mail below. Type in the information between the brackets. If I do not include the brackets it will be a live link and subject to spiders and robots sent by spammers. I only want real people writing to Dr. Wachtel.

[a-wachtel@northwestern.edu]

If you have written on my behalf already and have not received a personal thank you from me, please send me an e-mail so I can express my gratitude. Some of you have shared the letters you have sent to Dr. Wachtel with me and I have been very touched. Your words mean a lot to me.

3 comments:

Stanley said...

Dear Dr. Wachtel:


Sowadee krahp from Thailand, the Land of Smiles. I am writing to you regarding the situation of Dr. J. Otto Pohl and ask you to reconsider his termination from American University of Central Asia. I have never met Dr. Pohl in person but he appears to be a thoughtful and methodical scholar. I first encountered him online more than a decade ago and our discussions, though strident at times, revealed him to be someone with knowledge. I realize, Dr. Wachtel, that you are a busy man with all kinds of problems to solve. I ask you to do whatever your conscience tells you is the proper course regarding Dr. Pohl.


Yours truly,

Stanley Engel

Stanley said...

Hey Otto- Does this sound OK?

Dear Dr. Wachtel:


Sowadee krahp from Thailand, the Land of Smiles. I am writing to you regarding the situation of Dr. J. Otto Pohl and ask you to reconsider his termination from American University of Central Asia. I have never met Dr. Pohl in person but he appears to be a thoughtful and methodical scholar. I first encountered him online more than a decade ago and our discussions, though strident at times, revealed him to be someone with knowledge. I realize, Dr. Wachtel, that you are a busy man with all kinds of problems to solve. I ask you to do whatever your conscience tells you is the proper course regarding Dr. Pohl.


Yours truly,



Stanley Engel

J. Otto Pohl said...

Stanley:

It sounds very good. Thank you very much for taking the time to write it. My feeling is that every letter like yours helps.