700 Reasons: Reason #418

Reason: 418
One of the cultural shocks of September 11 is, overwhelmingly that English is simply not enough. We cannot understand the world in English, much less search out intelligence, build ever larger coalitions of friends, and heal some of the long-standing wounds of the past. We need to be aware as never before of foreign languages and of the ways in which languages identify and represent their cultures
Footitt, H. (2001) 'Lost for words' in the Guardian, Tuesday October 23 2001
Related Keywords:
Culture, Global English, Identity, International relations, National security, Understanding