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1 dearieme July 6, 2009 at 2:10 pm

Surely you mean “The culture that German is”?

2 k July 6, 2009 at 7:29 pm

Did you noted the socialism in everything : nude farm link in the german one?

3 Candadai Tirumalai July 7, 2009 at 10:42 am

Another reason some Germans are fascinated with
Indian culture may be that the ways of Germanic
tribes in ancient times were not dissimilar.
Plutarch reports that tribesmen leaped about
from crag to crag in icy conditions to
terrify the invading (and “civilized”) Romans.
In “Germania” the Roman historian Tacitus gave
an account of them. The desire to return
to the ways of our ancestors surfaces in different
forms. More permanently Rousseau celebrated
“the noble savage,” uncorrupted by civilization.

4 108Warren Commission July 8, 2009 at 12:22 pm

Thanks for the link to the NYT piece on Job Retraining. Always been skeptical of this — it ignores the fact that those who need it most may be least able to take best advantage of it.

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