Education: Does This Make You Tired?

A new book giving serious arguments for a system of simple English as a common language among all nations has been put out by Ivor Armstrong Richards, head of Harvard's Commission on English Language Studies. Basic English and Its Uses (Norton; $2) says that the greatest number of arguments against this simple language do not commonly come from persons fearing Anglo-Saxon expansion but from supporters of languages that are not natural, such as Esperanto.

Basic Senses. Basic English is the discovery of Richards' old Cambridge Uni versity friend Charles Kay Ogden (TIME, March 12, 1934). When getting ready for the writing of...

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