So wahr, und wie!

"Americans' scandalous incompetence in foreign languages also explains our dangeriously inadequate understanding of world affairs. Our schools graduate a large majority of students whose knowledge and vision stops at the American shoreline, whose approach to international affairs is provincial, and whose heads have been filled with astonishing misinformation."

"Strength through Wisdom: A Critique of U.S. Capability. A Report to the President from the President's [= Carter] Commission on Foreign Language and International Studies, November 1979". Modern Language Journal 64.1 (Spring 1980), 9-57, hier: 13).


Prof. Dr. Carsten Sinner
Universität Leipzig
Institut für Angewandte Linguistik und Translatologie
Iberoromanische Sprach- und Übersetzungswissenschaft
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04107 Leipzig
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