Scott Martens at Pedantry is reading the book Language Rights and Political Theory; having posted a detailed summary of the book, he’s now written a long critique with suggestions on how to make a better case for linguistic diversity, focusing on the economic value of second-language education for speakers of dominant languages. He promises a follow-up later in the week that “will cover a different normative political theory, one derived in large part from child development theory rather than traditional political or economic principles.” If you have any interest in this stuff, go thither and read.

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