December 02, 2003

Have the Federalist Papers Been Translated to Arabic?

Josh Chafetz of Oxblog endorses the idea of teaching deomcracy and suggest that we distribute the Federalist Papers in arabic. First they'd have to be translated and then distributed.

I then remembered seeing a romanian language copy of the US Constitution in the early 90s put out by the VOA (I believe). A little search later and the following email just went out.

I know that the VOA has done good work in translating basic american documents in a great many languages. Given the situation in Iraq, I think they could probably use the Federalist Papers in arabic. Have you created a translation? Is it on the net? I'd love to be able to advertise the existance of such a thing and contribute to its dissemination. I'm absolutely positive I'm not alone.

That went off to the public affairs office of VOA. Hopefully the hard work's already been done and is sitting on a government hard drive waiting for the blogosphere to take advantage of it and spread the word.

We'll see.

VOA didn't do the Federalist Papers and suggested I try State. I'll give that a whirl as I have time.

Posted by TMLutas at December 2, 2003 12:14 PM