Why English Is Important In the World Today

by Roderick T. Long

[written around 10, or 1974-ish, in Idaho Falls. I got an A for this drivel. The bit about slavery is especially annoying, given how much longer it took the u.s. to abolish slavery in comparison with other western nations. I do like the cosmic cosmopolitanism implicit in my choice of “our moon” rather than “the moon,” though; that’s the sf fan speaking. Do I need to say I did not choose the topic?]

America is one of the most important countries in the world today. And so, its language is also important. It was the Americans who first landed on our moon. It was America that broke from slavery many years ago. America has helped people all over the world. Many of the greatest inventors were born in America. Thus, science books all over the world are published in English. English is very important in the world today.

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