http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/co ... 02,00.html
I think he's right about the hyperbole spouted about classical languages. But that's all I agree with.
The rest of the article seems to be filled with contorted arguments.
For example; he cites the world's dying languages and states that if you learn them, "you'll be doing someone a favour". However, I find it hard to see how a person living in Melbourne could help anyone ...