Why Academics Stink at Writing – Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)

Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)Why Academics Stink at WritingChronicle of Higher Education (subscription)Why should a profession that trades in words and dedicates itself to the transmission of knowledge so often turn out prose that is turgid, soggy, wooden, bloated, clumsy, obscure, unpleasant to read, and impossible to understand? The most popular …

Where's the justice? In Japan's legal terminology, it's almost nowhere to be seen – The Japan Times

The Japan TimesWhere's the justice? In Japan's legal terminology, it's almost nowhere to be seenThe Japan TimesYou might think that keisatsu (警察), being the generic term for “police,” should be translated as “judicial police employee” or even “justice police” but it is actually a generic reference to police and other law enforcement officers when they are …

Pope Francis Reforms Annulment Process: 9 Things to Know and Share – National Catholic Register (blog)

Pope Francis Reforms Annulment Process: 9 Things to Know and ShareNational Catholic Register (blog)This is a complicated subject, but in simplest terms, the rules governing annulments are expressed principally in two documents: the Code of Canon Law, which governs the western Catholic church, and the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches, which …and more »

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