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    I'm translating a travel book and I'd welcome suggestions on good translations for this passage.

    "Sin embargo, nos asustan tanto ese puñado de fanaticos que decretan la persecución de escritores como los miopes y los malintencionados que tratan de hacernos creer que la cultura......"
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    Here's is my go at it...

    "However, we are frightened (greatly) by a lot of these fanatics who call for the persecution of short sided and bad intentioned writers who attempt to make us believe that the culture..."

    hope that helps

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    however, we are so frightened by a handful of myopic and malicious fanatics who mandate the persecution of writers, would have us believe that culture....

    otra opcion y para mi la mejor:

    however, that handful of malicious and myopic fanatics, who mandate the persecution of writers, would have us believe that culture...,frighten us so much


    espero te ayude

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    I'm sorry but I believe both previous translations are incorrect, and might have erred by restructuring the sentence excessively. Go with something a little less literal and you'll get what you're looking.

    "However, we're just as scared of this handful of fanatics who call for the persecution of writers as we are of the narrow minded and malicious people who would have us believe that culture ......"
    Last edited by michelleba; 09-08-2009 at 10:00 AM.

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    Absolutely agree with Michelleba.
    Realmente, el destino del mundo depende, en primer lugar, de los estadistas y, en segundo lugar, de los intérpretes.
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