Sun, Feb 04, 2007 - Page 8 News List

Letter: Mission of the intellectual

By Sylvie Allassonniere

The intellectual must even be ready to sacrifice her or his own life for this goal. We cannot demand that intellectuals be perfect, but they must be brave and humanist. Abbe Pierre was a good example.

I sincerely hope Taiwanese intellectuals can gather the courage to carry out their ideals. I believe that they have cognitive ability that they could use if they wanted to. Their abilities should not be obstructed by a lack of openmindness. They have the potential to fight for mankind with a critical mind.

Sylvie Allassonniere

Taipei

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