This semester, I’m studying abroad in the Middle East. Navigating the differences in cultural norms and the language barrier has been an adventure in itself. But what has surprised me most about my experience here are the underlying similarities I see between myself and the people here, despite our divergent histories, languages, and lifestyles. 507 more words
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Here’s a short passage from Primo Levi’s excellent novel, The Periodic Table:
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Out of the shadows came men whom Fascism had not crushed—lawyers, professors, and workers—and we recognized in them our teachers, those for whom we had futilely searched until then in the Bible’s doctrine, in chemistry, and on the mountains.