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Jerome said once that as an adolescent he had to choose between German and Russian as a foreign language to study. He chose Russian to know thy enemy. I think he chose the wrong language if that was his intention.

Economics is politics by other means
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Jun 19th, 2011 at 09:57:58 AM EST
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He did learn english after all.
by IM on Mon Jun 20th, 2011 at 03:24:44 AM EST
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And Russian well enough to do fieldwork in Ukraine for his PhD dissertation.

Economics is politics by other means
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jun 20th, 2011 at 03:44:34 AM EST
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But since his passion is wind, german wuold have benn more useful. And since in his interpretation the anglo-saxons are the problem, english is the right language.

You, on the other hand, certainly learned german?

by IM on Mon Jun 20th, 2011 at 03:50:00 AM EST
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Yes, and English and French and Italian. But my motivation was certainly not to learn the language of the enemy.

Economics is politics by other means
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jun 20th, 2011 at 03:51:44 AM EST
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I tried to learn french out of the purest european motives, but never was not particulary successful.
by IM on Mon Jun 20th, 2011 at 04:00:19 AM EST
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Guess why I learnt Russian? ;) Not that I recall that much of the language now.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Mon Jun 20th, 2011 at 05:59:41 AM EST
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[Starvid's Rysskräck™ Technology]

Economics is politics by other means
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jun 20th, 2011 at 06:01:28 AM EST
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