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If you go to Australia, the Australian Open is on all day long on network TV. There’s no way CBS, NBC and ABC would do that. They only show the finals. That’s always been the case. They don’t want to give the time to the biggest tournament we have in the United States. Any other country, it’s everywhere — front page of the main paper, front page of the sports section. We haven’t had that here.
But still it’s like I said, when you hop in a cab in Italy and the guy doesn’t speak English, uhh, you know, you have to start pointin’ at things. You learn how to deal with it. What I’m tryin’ to say is that it’s not as convenient as touring in the states or say somewhere like Australia or even England where they speak the same language fluently.
If I may bend your ear for a moment, I like Terry Pratchett. I like footnotes. I like footnotes even when they are not as entertaining as a Pratchett footnote, even when they are in the middle of a book on evolutionary biology and briefly explain the Red Queen hypothesis or the fate of the Stephen’s Island Wren or how many bunnies can dance on the back of Australia. Footnotes fill me with a very mild glee. The endnote simply does not compare.
When I was in the US, I felt that the discourse there surrounding Muslims as the other, problematising Muslims and Islam as the other was very similar to what we find in Australia, which is that the image of Islam is a constructed image in the West. We are starting from a point of view that Islam and Muslims – well Islam is a violent, misogynistic, hateful religion and that is where the debate always starts from – that presumption underlies the discourse.
Years ago, while being in an airport in Australia, I happened to meet with David Helfgott. I knew that he was a bit fond of me and I was personally a fan of him. We were so happy to meet and hug and we had a very warm conversation together. Since that time…. about 20 years ago, I have not meet him again. I think that he is a very good pianist !
Australia is this former British colony at the foot of Asia. We’ve been involved – we’ve been in lockstep with America in every battle you have fought for a century. We were there in Vietnam. We were there in Korea. We were there in Iraq. We were there in Afghanistan. We are slightly apprehensive about the rise of China.