The Dreadful History of Dresden

By Yaël Ossowski The immediate casualties of war and conflict are measured not only in blood and treasure, but also in historical truth. And 69 years to the day since the Allied firebombing of Dresden, we are reminded that no particular event has been more neglected in the popular Western narrative of the Second World […]

Update from Southeast Asia

Greetings to listeners. I’m in the last leg of my long journey across Myanmar, Thailand, and Indonesia. Because of uncertain Internet connections and general lack of time, I haven’t been able to record a new show in a few weeks, but I am here to assure you that I am returning in due form very […]

Why the World Needs Translators: Édition Lac-Mégantic

For any run-of-the-mill business based in rural America, mastering the art of a foreign language is seldom present on the all-important list of corporate goals and long-term strategies to guarantee success. But if the events of Lac-Mégantic, Québec are any indication, companies should be prepared to go above and beyond in accounting for any cultural or linguistic barriers which […]

Site 2.0 and Learning Small Code

It only took me a few days of background work, but I’ve completed the re-design of the pages I use to represent myself on the net: yael.ca blog.yael.ca news.yael.ca linkblog.yael.ca My intro page has been set up as a bonjour, welcoming readers, breaking down my affiliations, linking my other web sites, and displaying a short biography. […]

DOCUMENTARY: “Tuscan Love”

“Tuscan Love” Directed by Yaël Ossowski Freiheit Productions My documentary on an excursion to celebrate love in the Tuscan hills of Italy. Discover the rustic towns of Vinci and Monsummano Terme to uncover the beautiful landscapes and historic villas. Hitch a seat at a traditional Tuscan wedding in Montecatini, enjoy the blissful poetry of Dante, […]

Christopher Hitchens: The Tyranny of Censorship

Here is a great speech by essayist and journalist Christopher Hitchens. I came across it while researching Western attitudes toward free speech, specifically in the case of prosecuting individuals for professing certain beliefs. Essayist and author Christopher Hitchens Throughout his remarks, which follow the theme of questioning orthodoxy and protecting every element of free thought, Hitichens comments […]

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