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Trying to dismantle our tower of babble

By Katherine A. Powers
May 31, 2009

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Of all the reformers, visionaries, and crackpots who have trod the earth, I have the greatest fondness for the busy bees who set about the task of constructing - or, in a few cases, rediscovering - a universal language. Friends to humanity, they took it upon themselves to do something about the inaccuracy, inconsistency, arbitrariness, redundancy, and exclusiveness that are ... (Full article: 1082 words)

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