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The New Newspeak

—Sofia, Bulgaria The world-shaking events of the last two years have given us ample material for observing what has happened to language in the East European countries and, as always, the reality is more surprising than anyone had at first thought. The euphoria of the early days when we …

Interior

The following, by one of Bulgaria’s leading poets, was written before the fall of Todor Zhivkov last autumn. I know that my home is electronically wired. I cannot count on the installation breaking down from time to time as any other Bulgarian-made installation would. This eavesdropping system is imported, Japanese, …