The January issue of the Princeton Alumni Weekly has a lengthy article titled A Language for Idealists, featuring alumnus Esther Schor and her recent book Bridge of Words. An excerpt:

Although Esperantists like to think of themselves as politically neutral, the language’s countercultural thrust is inherently political, Schor argues. Esperanto ‘symbolized an alternative to the given, and certainly an alternative to totalitarianism, an alternative to repression and bigotry and to war,’ she says. ‘It’s not partisan, but I think it’s deeply embedded in the political nature of human beings.’

In addition to interviewing Schor, the author includes stories from other Princeton alumni about their own personal experiences with the language.