Who turned me," he asks, "a European, no, a citizen of the world, an Esperantist
, a cosmopolitan, an agent of universalism, who turned me, as in some wicked fairy tale, into a stubborn, ignorant, furious Pole?
Such is this case with a 1932 letter published in The British Esperantist
, where Tolkien writes tellingly: "it seems to me, too, that technical improvement of the machinery [.
Okrent continues his critique wondering '[clan the thing that Esperantists
share with each other really be called a culture?
He is one of around 40 speakers of Esperanto in Ireland A World Esperanto Congress is held annually and this year's event is under way in Copenhagen, with 1,500 esperantists
from all over the world attending.
12) True Esperantists
, whose number has been estimated at anywhere between 40,000 and one million, value the 'bona etoso' of their congresses, referring to a positive ethos or atmosphere of peace and cooperation.