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America: a country of immigrants?

April 14th, 2008 · 19 Comments

If America is a country of immigrants, how do you define what an immigrant is in America? Are there different types of immigrants and, if so, what are they? Are they treated differently? 

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Immigrazione: risorsa o pericolo?

April 13th, 2008 · 32 Comments

Secondo te, l’immigrazione rappresenta una risorsa o un pericolo per la popolazione? Per favore, motiva le tue rispste, articolando il pensiero in modo semplice e chiaro e fornendo possibilmente degli esempi concreti.

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La pena di morte

March 24th, 2008 · 24 Comments

Esiste in Italia la pena di morte? Che cosa ne pensate?  Credete che sia giusta solo per alcuni tipi di crimini o che non lo sia mai?

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Pentiti, dissociati e irriducibili?

March 24th, 2008 · 14 Comments

Abbiamo studiato che in Italia i terroristi e i mafiosi possono “pentirsi” o “dissociarsi” per avere uno “sconto di pena”. Non solo questa legge, ma anche il linguaggio usato in questi casi ci sembrano molto influenzati dalla religione cattolica. Negli USA, la religione è chiaramente separata separata dallo Stato. In Italia no? Perché?

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Women in politics

March 21st, 2008 · 17 Comments

In Italy very few women are involved in politics, and Italians don’t seem to be ready to have a female President. Do you feel that the USA is prepared to have Hillary as President? Please give your reasons.

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The election system in the USA

March 21st, 2008 · 9 Comments

We got some information about the American electoral system and we learnt that there are two kinds of vote: the popular and the electoral vote. The electoral vote seems to be much more important than the popular. As a matter of fact if a candidate doesn’t win the popular vote but wins the electoral they […]

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North vs. South

March 17th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Can you tell us in more detail how the situation between Northern and Southern States is? What sorts of differences (economic, social, political…) are more evident between the two parts of the country? As far as you know, do you think there are some similarities with the situation in Italy?

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Appearances

March 16th, 2008 · 10 Comments

In the questionnaire about word association we noticed that, talking about American women, one of you wrote “Lypo suction”… I would like to ask how do you see plastic surgery. I mean, do you see it as something normal or as something an insecure woman does in order to be more successful in life? Are […]

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American Dream

March 16th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Do you think the American dream is still possible? Given that the world economy is changing, do you think America can still be the land of opportunity?

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Lifestyle

March 16th, 2008 · 6 Comments

We’d like to know something more about your view of Italian lifestyle. In the questionnaries, you described it with adjectives such as “slow”, “relaxing”, “take it easy”. Do you think your opinion of our lifestyle is influenced by mass-media? In which way? And do you think that American tv series (The O.C., Dawson’s Creek, Friends) […]

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