...Peter France... spoke of how a translation can become a source of insight, but also pointed out that translation from a minority into a majority language can be seen as a political act: one of aggression, of colonisation, in which 'the translator is a raider, bringing home booty which is then made available like tea or sugar to consumers in the dominant cultures'.
--From the Introduction to An Tuil: Anthology of 20th century Scottish Gaelic verse, ed. Ronald Black (pub. 1999), p. lxv
Illustration from The Book of Discoverers and Explorers (pub. 1900), by Edward R. Shaw