Tag: language

The language question at the 3rd International

4 June, 2022 · History

Five continents, a single proletariat. Lissitsky's work picking up the symbol chosen by Trotsky, inspired by the Esperantist "Verda Estelo".
Five continents, a single proletariat. Lissitsky's work picking up the symbol chosen by Trotsky, inspired by the Esperantist "Verda Estelo".

The question of working languages in a universal class organization is a political question of the first order. However, it was not posed as such until the founding of the Third International.

The degeneration of written language

3 August, 2021 · Morality

Degeneration of written language

A statistical study conducted at Princeton University that uses the contents of 14 million books in English, German and Spanish as its source material has just been published. The study spotted verbal patterns typical of each language which indicated “cognitive distortions” associated with depression, anxiety and pathological pessimism. The researchers’ hypothesis is that this degeneration of written language reflects how “entire societies may become more or less depressed over time.” They are not misguided.”