German is not special in this manner, but, as Guy Deutscher observes, ... -
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Netflix's Sacred Games Is Your Next Binge Watch - 20 Jul 2018
Its visual language, its byzantine plotting, its go-for-broke expansiveness are all irresistibly polyglot: Bollywood maximalism meets downbeat Euro noir meets Hollywood gangster epic. This is globalism on the small screen. You can't take your eyes off ...
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How Queen Victoria transformed the Swiss tourism industry - 21 Jul 2018
“Oh, it is too awful, too dreadful. And a sickness, an icy coldness bordering on the wildest despair, comes over me. It is more than a human being can bear.” The most powerful woman in the world needed a break. In 1868, when Victoria wrote that entry ...
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How Should Children's Books Deal with the Holocaust?

The New Yorker - 16 Jul 2018
Yolen renders Hannah's plight in language and imagery that make sense to younger readers: she is packed into a boxcar “worse than the worst subway jam she'd ever been in.” But the author does not condescend by evading the awful details. The stench of ...
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Young Jean Lee's Unsafe Spaces

New York Times - 18 Jul 2018
At first it seems like pure provocation — or penance, perhaps, for airing such awful characterizations of her community. It might be both. It might also be a third thing: her ...
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The dangers of 'us vs them' creeping into political rhetoric

News24 - 27 Jun 2018
These words kept coming back to me over the last two weeks as I was watching the awful scenes of children of asylum seekers being separated from their parents in America. During the years I worked for UNICEF I met many children to whom the most ...

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