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Восстановление Мозгов

ДУБАЙ – В 1968 году, во время учебы в Школе Офицеров Кадетов Монс в Великобритании, я должен был посетить больницу. Там я встретил врача, который к моему удивлению, отлично говорил по-арабски. Я узнал, что он в Великобритании недавно, поэтому спросил, если он намерен остаться там навсегда или же вернётся домой. Он ответил арабской поговоркой, что переводится как: "Мой дом там, где я могу есть."

Слова доктора остались со мной на протяжении многих лет, потому что они подчеркнули противоречие между нашим идеализированным смыслом „дома" и суровыми реальностями жизни, которые заставляют талантливых людей покидать свои дома.

Врач был классическим случаем так называемого явления "утечки мозгов", которое поразило развивающиеся страны на целые десятилетия. Эти страны тратят скудные ресурсы на обучение врачей, инженеров и ученых при этом надеясь, что они станут двигателями процветания. Потом мы с тревогой смотрим, как они уезжают на Запад, забирая с собой обещанные таланты.

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