Talk:John G. Stoessinger

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Passive Voice[edit]

Please rewrite the phrase "has been the recipient of numerois honors and awards" to specify who gave him these awards provide dates and references. Also, please list his published books in a bibilography section. Thanx.TheRingess 08:13, 23 December 2005 (UTC)

- I believe Stoessinger is a Professor at the University of California at San Diego, or UCSD, not at the University of San Diego.'

- Dr Stoessinger teaches both at UCSD and USD, a course called Crisis Area in the World. The course focuses on comparative politics and evaluates the state of the world by geographical zone. The following case studies are approached: Rwanda, South Africa, China, Japan, Cold War, Kashmir, Palestine and Israel, Cuban Missile Crisis and JFK, Vietnam, Holocaust, the United Nations, Kissinger, Iraq I and II, Iran. One can see that Dr. Stoessinger's course focuse not only on countries but also on individuals, conflicts and organizatons. Both the Holocaust and the UN topics are autobiographical in nature, since Dr. Stoessinger has been in proximity of the event and the organization. The story of his life is more than interesting knowing that he had to go around the world to survive. The events of his life should definitely be considered important in the making of Dr. John Stoessinger, a diplomat and global citizen. (From Charles-Adrien Fourmi)

Monetary advance for reassurance[edit]

Directly from the time article: "When the RCA purchase failed to materialize, Lamont reassured Stoessinger by personally advancing him first $50,000 and later $30,000. Stoessinger used the money to pay debts, including a $20,000 brokerage bill." OcatecirT 14:16, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Not quite. What it actually says is: "Lamont, according to Stoessinger's testimony, promised that she could get RCA to buy 400,000 copies of one of Stoessinger's books, Nations in Darkness. When the RCA purchase failed to materialize, Lamont reassured Stoessinger by personally advancing him first $50,000 and later $30,000. Stoessinger used the money to pay debts, including a $20,000 brokerage bill." That puts a very different complexion on it. So: we can quote it in full (which implies that Stoessinger thought these were standard publishers' advances) or we can omit it as not actually terribly relevant in the lead (which I think is a better idea). But we can't quote half a sentence to imply that he knowingly took money from the fraud without asking questions. Incidentally, this is the subject of OTRS ticket # 2007110510013176 Guy (Help!) 19:43, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
One more thing: I have seen the judge's summing-up in this case, and the judge goes to great lengths to point out that Stoessinger was misguided rather than venal. It is a most unusual summing-up, in that it almost amounts to a testimonial to the convicted. I am not surprised that a pardon was subsequently granted. Guy (Help!) 12:18, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

npov issues[edit]

The article states that Bush was misguided in his handling of the Middle East, and analyzes this from the perspective of the article's subject. Many people believe that he is evil and was doing the wrong thing on purpose to help his friends. And perhaps there are still a few people who think that what he did was right. But in any case, the analysis in the article is not neutral and is probably original research as well. Matchups 14:47, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

Basic information[edit]

The basic information about Stoessinger, such as birth place and date, is missing. Isn't that info important for a biographical article? (talk) 23:41, 28 October 2009 (UTC)