Bangladeshi poet and fiction writer Iftekhar Sayeed has a provocative essay on Online Journal:
After the war in Afghanistan, the citizens of the United States, out of the goodness of their hearts, donated 50 precious cents for every Afghan man, woman and child; each animal in the zoo received $10,000. Marjan, the wounded lion, became a celebrity, and died in regal style after his 16 minutes of fame [...]
On OpEdNews.com, he discusses how the habits and peculiarities of a language determine that society's political landscape:
Meaning is a social entity, and since an entire society--and its history and culture--can never be exported, no amount of regime change can export the meaning of a word [...]
"No language change, no regime change," Iftekhar Sayeed concludes.