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Nataly Kelly

Caught in the grips of linguistic paranoia

By Nataly Kelly
August 11, 2008

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WHAT MAKES the largest military power on earth tremble in its boots? What causes an entire nation of people - the majority of whom descended from non-English speakers - to shudder in fear? What provokes outrage at debates and town hall meetings in the current presidential campaign? Language, that's what. (Full article: 691 words)

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