"English is big business and languages are dying as never before.
Is there a connection ? Is this another manifestation of McDonaldisation – the undesirable face of globalization ? Do we want to lose the variety of languages and all the rich culture that comes with them ?"
"Longtime English teacher Patricia Ryan asks a provocative question : Is the world's focus on English preventing the spread of great ideas in other languages? (For instance: what if Einstein had to pass the TOEFL?) It's a passionate defense of translating and sharing ideas."