Monday, January 06, 2003
The Monoligual Sullivan

I can’t help but wonder who helped Andy by translating the Der Spiegel interview with New York Times columnist Paul Krugman. (See Andy’s January 3 piece, “A New Marcos.”)

To the best of my knowledge, Andy neither speaks nor reads any language other than English, standards for earning a Harvard Ph.D. having come down substantially in recent decades, and the Brits having a longstanding aversion to learning anything other than the mother tongue.

If that’s the case, shouldn’t he give credit where credit is due?

Makes me wonder: Is the Republican National Committee sending around strategic translations?


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