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Is ‘foreign’ a positive or negative word?

Continuing the conversation of Pico Iyer’s insightful debate, we wanted to ask: do you view the word ‘foreign’ positively or negatively? During his Found In Translation Session, the global panel considered the existence and value of ‘foreignness’. For them, it seemed to be something that should be seeked out and cherished but this is not a universal conclusion. For some, this term holds negative connotations or is simply becoming obsolete in a world that is growing homogenously as technology and innovation link people and mix cultures.

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    Jun 30 2013: In my opinion, 'foreign' must be positive or negative: it depends on many factors. But, what I sincerely think is that, at least, it's a word plenty of interest, promises, mistery and future.

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