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User Profile: Alicja Prusaczyk

About Alicja Prusaczyk
FR / EN / PL Translator and French teacher at The Words of Wonder


This user has submitted 42 translations to Watching America.

No Knockout for Clinton, but Clear Victory in Points

October 9, 2016 // Le Point - France - French

<i>Trump’s aggressive and disconcerting style allowed him to triumph over his opponents in the primaries, but showed his limits against Hillary.</i> “You cannot win an election through debates, but you can lose them,” said someone close to Donald Trump. He could not have said it better. His candidate may not [Read more]

In the US, Homosexuals Remain a Target

July 10, 2016 // Le Monde - France - French

While the U.S. LGBT community is becoming better perceived by public opinion, the massacre in Orlando, Florida on June 12, 2016 was a cruel reminder that bars have once again become possible death spots. They might have had something to celebrate in June. On June 26, they were going to celebrate the first [Read more]

Donald Trump, the Beginning of a New Ire

March 19, 2016 // Liberation - France - French

<i>While the primaries continue on Tuesday, multiple incidents at the Republican candidate’s rallies could galvanize his supporters.</i> The video taken a few days ago in Missouri is chilling. It shows Faizan Syed, a member of a Muslim association, engaging in conversation with Donald Trump’s supporters lining [Read more]

Obama Once Again Promises To Close Guantanamo Bay

March 1, 2016 // Gazeta Wyborcza - Poland - Polish

President Obama announces a plan — not feasible as we already know — to close the prison in Guantanamo. It is a “declaration of good will” before the historic trip to Cuba. Closing the Guantanamo Bay prison remains one of the unfulfilled promises of Barack Obama, which he announced in 2009, soon after being [Read more]

US: Professor Obama’s Coué Method

January 25, 2016 // Le Point - France - French

In his final State of the Union address, the president opposed his optimistic view of the U.S. to the pessimistic assessment of the candidates to succeed him. President Obama has 373 days left to convince Americans that his two terms have turned the U.S. into a country that is economically stronger, more respected [Read more]

Foreign Policy: Barack Obama’s Three Mistakes

November 3, 2015 // Challenges - France - French

<i>The U.S., obsessed by the rise of Asia, withdrew too quickly from the Middle East, without seeing the grand return of Russia and without asserting itself as a great power in the Asia-Pacific region.</i> The grand game. To mark his great comeback on the international stage, show his loyalty to his Syrian ally and [Read more]

Putin: Now It Is Our Turn in Syria

October 10, 2015 // Gazeta Wyborcza - Poland - Polish

<i>President Putin has announced the end of “Pax Americana” at the U.N. He also suggested that since the Americans are not good in the role of world policeman, they must be replaced by the Russians.</i> Vladimir Putin doesn’t go very often to the annual gatherings of the United Nations General Assembly, [Read more]

An Outbreak of Conspiracy Theories about Obama

September 21, 2015 // Gazeta Wyborcza - Poland - Polish

<i>As many as 29 percent of Americans think that Barack Obama is Muslim. It’s only one of many conspiracy theories concerning the current U.S. president.</i> CNN, which commissioned a poll about Obama, announced the results on its website in an article under a headline that was as reassuring as it was curious: [Read more]

Hunting the Hunter

August 19, 2015 // Gazeta Wyborcza - Poland - Polish

The most appalling part of the case of Walter Palmer, who has recently become the most well-known dentist in the US, is not at all the fact that he killed a beautiful lion from Zimbabwe that was easily recognizable by his dark mane and therefore highly photogenic. There are millions of hunters in the world and although [Read more]

Cecil the Lion, New Weapon for Anti-Abortion Activists

August 10, 2015 // Le Point - France - French

<i>The ultra-conservatives are using the highly publicized death of the wild animal to denounce the lack of attention to the scandal of family planning.</i> “Look at all this outrage over a dead lion, but where is all the outrage over the Planned Parenthood dead babies?”* “That many in the national media are [Read more]

These Groups that Preach Racial Hatred

June 29, 2015 // Le Temps - Switzerland - French

<i>Editor’s note: Story includes offensive language as part of quoted remarks.</i> <i>The alleged Charleston killer acted in a context similar to that in which white supremacists continue to act in connection with Europe. For Barack Obama, racism is in the American DNA.</i> On Monday, Obama did not hold back [Read more]

NATO Finally on the Vistula River

June 23, 2015 // Gazeta Wyborcza - Poland - Polish

<i>America is beginning to fulfill President Barack Obama’s promise made on June 4, 2014 in Warsaw that Poland will never stand alone.</i> The U.S. is planning to establish logistical bases in our part of Europe and will station military equipment for 5,000 troops there. An article in Saturday’s New York Times [Read more]

Old Museum, New Building: A UFO Has Landed in New York

June 8, 2015 // Gazeta Wyborcza - Poland - Polish

The new building of the Whitney Museum of American Art, designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, immediately became one of the main attractions of New York City. Its objective is to attract 1 million visitors per year. Welcome among the best! The congratulations that MoMA, the famous contemporary art museum, [Read more]

The Revolution of Bernie Sanders

June 30, 2015 // La Presse - Canada - French

With his receding hairline, his tufts of white hair and his metal-rimmed glasses, Bernie Sanders is nothing of a rock star, let alone a sex symbol. And yet, the independent senator from Vermont creates sensation these days in the U.S. and attracts great crowds as a presidential candidate. "Whoa!" exclaimed the [Read more]

Ignorance of James Comey, a Director, as Many

April 27, 2015 // Newsweek Polska - Poland - Polish

The statement of the FBI director that the ones responsible for the Holocaust were “the murderers and accomplices of Germany, and Poland, and Hungary” caused a lot of comments in the American media. The biggest newspapers not only criticized James Comey’s ignorance, but also explained why he was wrong, because [Read more]

Publicized Charity of Tim Cook, Apple’s Boss

April 21, 2015 // Le Monde - France - French

Like Bill Gates and Warren Buffet before him, Tim Cook has committed to donating his fortune – a display of generosity that conceals the cupidity of the richest. It was on the website of the American Fortune magazine that Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, announced the noble news: he will donate his entire fortune, [Read more]

America Without Vacation – American Dream Book

April 15, 2015 // Gazeta Wyborcza - Poland - Polish

Americans have a vague idea of Europe, but what they usually know is that Europeans have a long vacation. Americans talk about it with a mixture of irony, jealousy and irritation; they associate Europe with the land of slackers who, every year, get a month of leave, benefit from public socialist health care and do not [Read more]

Legal Marijuana: Alaska Goes Green

March 11, 2015 // Newsweek Polska - Poland - Polish

Alaska is the third U.S. state to legalize marijuana in its entirety: Starting Tuesday, you can smoke, possess and grow it without breaking the law. The legalization of marijuana is the result of a referendum held in early November. At that time, the residents supported, by a vote of 53 to 47 percent, the initiative [Read more]

‘American Sniper’: Clint Eastwood, the Maverick

February 24, 2015 // Le Figaro - France - French

<i>Vilified by critics before becoming a giant of cinema, with “American Sniper,” Clint Eastwood has regained the bad reputation from his beginnings.</i> Fascist. The term flourished in the writings of many critics. We have to remember that in the 1970s, Eastwood didn't get good press. He starred in a soap [Read more]