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At the heart of the famously archconservative FAZ is the feuilleton page, where Germany's intellectuals have long debated obscure points of 19th-century philosophy, the German soul, and the cultural legacy of Christendom.
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The feuilleton originated in French newspapers as a supplement sectioned out from the main news stories. Although found in the political section of the newspaper, the feuilleton typically included material on non-political subjects, such as art, literature, or fashion. Fiction was sometimes included as well. The word is a diminutive of the French feuillet, meaning "sheet of paper," and ultimately derives from Latin folium, meaning "leaf." From this source English acquired "folio" (which can refer to a page, or leaf, of a book or manuscript) and "foliage" (meaning "a mass of leaves").
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