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The German Fulbright scholars who have been with us over the last few weeks had many questions about the American culture. I learned to re-examine things that I had thought of as normal, and to appreciate key differences that are our American experience. But, one thing they commented on has stuck with me: It seems like we only speak English! Even though we take mandatory language classes for school, many of us can’t really speak...

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Right now, the U.S. is in a crucial moment in history. In a few years, people will look back at 2017 and point to the actions being taken with regard to resolving an issue as old as the nation itself: how does a nation deal with its own history? I am not an American “” I am one of the current German Fulbrighters at Trinity, and I will try to give you a view on...