"John Ricardo I." ""Juan"" "Cole" is an United States/American academic and commentator on the modern history of the Middle East/Middle East and history of South Asia/South Asia. He is Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. Since 2002, he has written a weblog, Informed Comment (juancole.com) which is also syndicated on Truthdig.com.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous educators! More Juan Cole on Wikipedia.