By the time “normalize” was nominated for the American Dialect Society’s 2016 Word of the Year, its definition had changed.
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FROM THE ISSUE

Is Normalization Normal?

By the time “normalize” was nominated for the American Dialect Society’s 2016 Word of the Year—it lost out to “dumpster fire”—its definition was quite different from what it had been in the past.

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FROM THE ARCHIVES
Albert Einstein's Israeli Independence Day Speech

In 1955, Albert Einstein planned to give a national radio address in Israel—but he died weeks before Israeli Independence Day, when the speech was scheduled to air. Left by his bedside were notes for the speech, which began: “I speak to you today not as an American citizen and not as a Jew, but as a human being.”

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SYMPOSIUM
'Few Observers Would Deny That Democracies Are in Decline,' Says Timothy Snyder


"It’s hard for Americans to grasp that our democracy could fail and what would happen if it did," says Timothy Snyder. "We take certain things for granted as if they were the air that we breathe."

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HISTORY
Why No Jew in Albania Was Turned Over to the Nazis

Few Americans have heard of Besa, but Besa is the reason that, during the dark days of the Nazi takeover of Albania, not a single Jew was turned over to the Nazis or sent to the death camps.

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