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James Buchan Quotes: Is there any purpose to translating poetry? A poem does not contain information of importance, like a signpost or a warning notice.
         

Is there any purpose to translating poetry? A poem does not contain information of importance, like a signpost or a warning notice.


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By pouring money and goods into devastated regions, foreign aid workers sometimes compound the disruption and debauch the survivors.



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Since the attack on the United States on September 11 2001, and the US retaliation in Afghanistan and Iraq, there must be few people who have not felt a twinge of nostalgia for the cold war.



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Because bankers measure their self-worth in money, and pay themselves a lot of it, they think they're fine fellows and don't need to explain themselves.



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