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Italian language: Compromesso (Compromise)

Italian language: Compromesso (Compromise)

  • WTI Magazine #5 Nov 15, 2013
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WTI Magazine #5    2013 Nov, 15
Author : Alessandro Masi      Translation by:

 

From the Latin cum-promittere, meaning "taking together", or better "taking the commitment to do something together". Not a bad thing in itself, at least for the Romans. But you know, the story is not always progress-oriented: today the mainstream idea is that compromise is the absolute evil. Especially in the Parliament: there, more than anywhere else, agreeing on a joint commitment can be really compromising.

(by Alessandro Masi, from "Sette", supplement of Corriere della Sera)