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    to court him away from his other commitments after the war to work at the University

    Does "to court him away from his other commitments after the war to work at the University" mean "(Oppenheimer tried, after the war) to 'lure' him to work at the University, at the time, Feynman had other commitments (and the Oppenheimer's courtship failed)"?

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    On occasion, Feynman would find an isolated section of the mesawhere he could drum in the style of American natives; "and maybe I would dance and chant, a little". This did not go unnoticed, and rumors spread about a mysterious Indian drummer called "Injun Joe". He also became a friend of the laboratory head, J. Robert Oppenheimer, who unsuccessfully tried to court him away from his other commitments after the war to work at the University of California, Berkeley.

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    Re: to court him away from his other commitments after the war to work at the Univers

    Yes.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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