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 HISTORY

 Bastille Day

     July 14 is a national holiday in France, celebrating the beginning of its revolution just when America was finally getting its independence together.

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COMMENTARY
Mark Twain
et le peuple français

     "We never did succeed in making those idiots understand their own language," and more from America's greatest humorist.

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 ESSAY
 
The Awful German Language

     Another Twain gem for any native English speaker who has ever tried to learn any foreign language with gender and case complications.

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SHORT STORY
The Earth Is Round

    Speaking of German, one of the perqs of studying the language is getting to read the short stories of Swiss author Peter Bichsel, one of which we present here in translation.

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SONG
Rock Me Amadeus

     Falco's seminal techno-pop anthem set to scenes from the movie.

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POETRY

The Female of the Species

    On a completely unrelated subject, a poem from  Rudyard Kipling that probably leaves today's feminists a bit ambivalent.

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GOODGOSH ORIGINAL
Joe's Baby

by Joyce Faulkner



 Full disclosure is not always a good thing.

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