هل من الممكن ثقيف الناس في وقت قصير؟

آخر تحديث:  الثلاثاء، 26 يوليو/ تموز، 2011، 15:49 GMT

Hello and welcome to BBC Xtra English!

Today we’re talking about the French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, and his apparent attempts to raise his image as a cultured leader.

BBC presenter Sarah Montague says that he is now reportedly changing his low-brow image by reading more high-brow books by famous authors such as Balzac and Stendhal.

He has also begun to watch more intelligent films.

Some feel that this attempt by Mr Sarkozy to appear more cultured is because of the upcoming elections and French voters prefer more cultured candidates.

But the Scottish writer Ross Leckie disagrees with trying to rush culture.

He told the BBC that it takes a lifetime to become cultured, and that trying to rush being cultured is misguided and fallacious!

However Julia Hobsbawm, from the networking business Editorial Intelligence, disagrees with Ross and says that now is the best time to try and become cultured quickly.

She says that the electronic media, such as Twitter and podcasts allow us to learn much more easily in what she calls the great age of sharing.

Do you think people can become cultured quickly? Write to us in English!
هل تعتقد انه من الممكن تثقيف الناس في وقت قصير؟

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High-brow
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Low-brow
متدني الثقافة
Cultured leader
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Cultured
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Candidates
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.لاستخدام هذا الملف لابد من تشغيل برنامج النصوص "جافا"، وأحدث الإصدارات من برنامج "فلاش بلاير"

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yes it's possible become a cultured man in short time with the internet but there are many causes may influence in man curiosity such as music and videos witch persuade the time

Mahjoub, Western Sahara

It's fair to say that access to information has become much easier than in the old days, so the idea of getting cutured so quickly is highly predicted... for me I have read 23 books since the beginning of this year most of these book online. I believe no one can ever say (I'm cutured now and I don't need any further knowledge) such statement seems rediculous to me for no matter how much knowledge you get you find yourself nothing and you want more knowledge to survive in this intelligent world.

Amr, Gaza

It's very difficult to get high brow culture on the short time and also more you are young men more easy to learn and more old, more difficult. I think two factors walk with culture one is the will power, second one is intellegent.

Salim Souidi, Algeria

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