In 1992, he began his graduate studies in Germany and worked part-time as a draftsman at a Hamburg urban design firm. [+] In the summer of 1995, he returned to Cairo on a research fellowship to evaluate plans for historic preservation, traffic control, and tourism promotion in the city's Islamic Quarter.
"He was ultimately fired, in 1997, when the firm began using CAD software rather than draftsmen to create its renderings."
adulation |ˌajəˈlā sh ən|
n. obsequious flattery; excessive admiration or praise
"Atta's attempts to shield Aleppo from the market forces of the West are also more a function of his fears than of the city's history."
"While it may not be surprising that Atta's interpretation of Aleppo's history is deeply colored by ideology, the way in which he misinterprets the neighborhood's history gives us insight into how Atta saw the world."
"Political language — and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists — is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind." - G. Orwell, Politics and the English Language
Action being beautiful in itself, it must be taken before, or without, reflection. Thinking is a form of emasculation. Therefore culture is suspect insofar as it is identified with critical attitudes. Distrust of the intellectual world has always been a symptom of Ur-Fascism, from Hermann Goering's fondness for a phrase from a Hanns Johst play ("When I hear the word 'culture' I reach for my gun") to the frequent use of such expressions as "degenerate intellectuals," "eggheads," "effete snobs," and "universities are nests of reds." - U. Eco, Eternal Fascism: Fourteen Ways of Looking at a Blackshirt
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