The French Academy, Putin, and Fascism

“The immortals” is what members of the French Academy, founded by Cardinal de Richelieu, are called. The French Academy is cultivating a new friendship today – with Vladimir Putin. The Academy’s permanent secretary Hélène Carrère d’Encausse, born in Georgia and author of numerous books on Russian history, has repeatedly received Putin in the Academy’s substantial […]

Roald Dahl’s children’s books are being rewritten to remove language deemed offensive

The Publishing House Puffin (an imprint of Penguin) is at it again. A language of the past that seems less inclusive or (God forbid!) exclusive is now censored to suit the sensitive children in contemporary society. Roald Dahl’s estate and mentioned book publisher have allowed an organization called Inclusive Minds – “a collective for people […]

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