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James Chandler wrote:

> Bob Petry sendad:
>
> > "When Churchill, with a flair for relapsing appropriatelyinto Teutonic
> > monosyllables, recognised Basic as an instrument for promoting Anglo-American
> > cultural supremacy, he sealed its doom. For a sizeable sum, the British nation
> > bought the coppyright stamped British-made. Henceforth labelled as a mouthpiece
> > for Anglo-American propaganda in the Cold War, Basic English forfeited its
> > ostensible raison d'etre in the hour of seeming success." p. 24, Essential
> > World English, Hogben, 1963.
>
> Although I rank neutrality only second after facility as a desirable
> feature of an IL, I think the above clearly demonstrates the dangers
> inherent in adopting any national or simplified national language
> as IL, and shows the importance of the principle of neutrality in
> all international affairs.

And, this was done for the cost of only 23,000 British Pounds. Had any Government
offers lately to buy your IAL?

Al l sue, & stu mote,
Bob