Tag: Language

Poetry, Democracy & the Hope of Sounds | Diane Raptosh | TEDxBoise

Translator: Janet Paton Reviewer: Tanya Cushman Hello everybody, poetry lovers all of you. I know. It’s so great to be here. So, I’m the granddaughter of Sicilian peasants. My maternal grandfather, Giuseppe Cardinale, would read an English dictionary at night, writing down words he hadn’t seen before in a notebook. My paternal grandmother, Anna Raptosh, came here to the United...

Masha Gessen: Trump Doing “Incredible Damage” to Democracy While Media is Obsessed with Russia Probe

AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman, with Nermeen Shaikh, as we continue our conversation with award-winning author, journalist Masha Gessen, author of The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia. NERMEEN SHAIKH: I asked Gessen how she thinks President Donald Trump is distorting language. One example she cites in her piece...