Warsaw, 1959: Richard Nixon, a globetrotter, and a communist walk into an Esperanto Congress

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On the 16th of October, 1959, Mark Starr (the director of the New York-based Esperanto Information Center) enthusiastically wrote, in a letter to George Falgier (then delegate for education of the Universal Esperanto Association): 'The director of the USIA [United States Information Agency], George V. Allen, was so impressed by the Congress when he was there with Nixon, that he is considering translating some of the foundation documents of the United States into Esperanto. However, he wants no attention to this until the proposal has been carried through.'

Period31 Jan 2024

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  • TitleWarsaw, 1959: Richard Nixon, a globetrotter, and a communist walk into an Esperanto Congress
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletESF Connected
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date31/01/24
    DescriptionOn the 16th of October, 1959, Mark Starr (the director of the New York-based Esperanto Information Center) enthusiastically wrote, in a letter to George Falgier (then delegate for education of the Universal Esperanto Association):
    'The director of the USIA [United States Information Agency], George V. Allen, was so impressed by the Congress when he was there with Nixon, that he is considering translating some of the foundation documents of the United States into Esperanto. However, he wants no attention to this until the proposal has been carried through.'
    URLhttps://esfconnected.org/2024/01/31/richardnixon-1959-warsaw/
    PersonsGuilherme Moreira Fians