Sans its “ideological blanket,” the U.S. is weird

Sometimes things are lost in translation, in the sense that the concept simply doesn’t exist in both languages. ┬áIn Russia, for example, the word ‘babysitter’ does not compute. Someone other than family looking after your kids would be considered child neglect.

In his 2012 book, “America — What a Life!,”┬áNikolai Zlobin describes the monotonous American suburbs for 400 pages. It’s already in its fifth print run. Read more.


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