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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A cultural conflict, especially one religious in nature.
From German Kulturkampf, from Kultur (culture) + Kampf (conflict). Earliest documented use: 1879.
The original Kulturkampf took place in the 1880s between the German government and the Roman Catholic Church over control of education, laws related to marriage, etc.
"Rabbi Michael Melchior: 'The settlers have succeeded in making [the withdrawal] a story of Judaism versus emptiness. They have turned it into a Kulturkampf.'"
Waiting for a Miracle; The Economist (London, UK); Aug 15, 2005.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:To learn who rules over you, simply find out whom you are not allowed to criticize. -Voltaire, philosopher (1694-1778)
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