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A World Without Translation: The Post-Translational Society

Translation is a shameful secret. When it becomes a nation state's strategy, it turns into ruthless theft of cultural property. --T Pattberg

LITTLE IS known about China in Europe and America. Although the Chinese were enviable thinkers for over three millennia, almost nothing of their originality has reached us intact. The reason for this is simple. The Western world guarded against foreign knowledge with an old language trick: Translation. This has to stop.

Entire branches of humanity are disowned of their intellectual genius this way, yet historians still don’t want to talk about it. -T Pattberg
Even today China, India, Iran (former Persia) and Japan, are expected to award “PhD degrees” – doctors of philosophy - even if what their people studied had nothing to do with it. -T Pattberg
Translation is a shameful secret. When it becomes a nation state’s strategy, it turns into ruthless theft of cultural property. -T Pattberg