What Hunter S. Thompson and Nazi Germany had in common. Also: Censorship and Language. — FTN DAILY EDITION #125, Culture

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Language of Peace

How Sierra Leone gained a rather unusual official language.

Express Web Desk for The Indian Express:

The contribution made by the Bangladeshi peacekeeping force was hugely appreciated by the Sierra Leone government.

How Bengali became an official language in Sierra Leone


Snowflakes vs Art

Self-appointed censor the freedom of art.

Tessa Mayes for Spiked:

Rather than just disagreeing with the content of the work on display, these protesters want to limit the creative imagination, and limit what the public is able to engage with.

How Bengali became an official language in Sierra Leone


Hunter S. Thompson

His Birthday was recently.

Ian Johnston for The Quietus:

During the 1960’s and 1970’s, as an anti-establishment writer Thompson famously championed all the freedoms of the era.

How Bengali became an official language in Sierra Leone


White Pow(d)er

Speaking of Hunter S. Thompson, the Third Reich was a drug swamp.

Antony Beevor for The New York Review of Books:

Although Ohler’s book does not fundamentally change the history of the Third Reich, it is an account that makes us look at this densely studied period rather differently.

How Bengali became an official language in Sierra Leone


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