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The Right to Multiple Identities

Editorial by Dan WardThe constitutional crisis in Spain’s autonomous region of Cataluña highlights the new reality of identification in our globalized world. Although many Catalans consider themselves to be both Catalan and Spanish, speak both languages, and enjoy customs of both cultures, they are being forced by intransigent politicians to choose between them, as if one precludes the other.Of...

Catalan Publisher Leaves Amid Uncertainty

As uncertainty and anxiety over secession grip Spain’s autonomous region of Cataluña, publishing giant Planeta, the world's leading Spanish-language publisher and second biggest publisher in France, has moved its official address out of the region’s capital, Barcelona, to Madrid.According to an official statement, the decision to move the publisher’s registered address was taken to “protect the interests of shareholders,...

Britain’s World Language Crisis

An investigation carried out by U.K.-based The Guardian has revealed the dire state of foreign language education in the country. The report shows that the situation has become worse since a 2007 investigation on the decline of language education. About 40% of the active language departments at UK universities are predicted to close within the next 10 years if...