A graduate student writes:
I am a student of philosophy and a refugee coming from a Middle Eastern country [name omitted]. I obtained my most recent degree from [a university in Canada]. Let me clarify that my current refugee status is a direct result of my “conscientious objection” to the military operations of the [name omitted] army which involve flagrant violations of international human rights law committed against [a] civilian population in [my country]. [S]pecial thanks are due to you for being the creator of the Philosophical Gourmet Report. The PGR has long been a guiding light especially for students from disadvantaged backgrounds such as myself. I know very well that there are countless students sharing my thoughts on the extraordinary usefulness of the PGR.