To Speak or Not To Speak: The Politics of World War II Collaboration Through Language

Dan Sachs As World War II raged in Europe, the linguistic landscapes of countries and communities were forced to change. While France adapted to German boots on the ground, the Swiss did not suffer any incursions into their territory, but rather faced a new Europe with Germany at its helm. The French spoke not only about the German occupiers, but also used specific language to … Continue reading To Speak or Not To Speak: The Politics of World War II Collaboration Through Language

Spiced: The Historical Impact of Medieval Desserts

Nathan Tashjy There is nothing in the gastronomic world that is more lustful than dessert.  It is the exclamation point of an evening out on the town and the self-prescribed elixir for a broken heart. Dessert is decadent, emphatic, and gratifying. The moment when sweet meets tongue is undefinable, as the world around you is completely lost.  But why is this the case? What ties … Continue reading Spiced: The Historical Impact of Medieval Desserts