International Times, issue 1, 1966

YOU, WHO ARE LOOKING OVER MY SHOULDER, PLEASE SPEAK TO ME!

In an effort to break down the ever-mounting walls of non-communication between human animals, we print the above headline as a public service.

It is suggested that whenever you see someone with whom you wish to communicate, particularly in tube, bus, queue, cinema, or other crowded public place, you bring out this page and hold it up so that it inevitably catches their eye, on the inalienable principle that the news in the other person's paper is always much more interesting than the news in one's own.

In the further pursuit of this aim, we are prepared to manufacture and retail at little or no profit, badges bearing the words, "I AM TOO BRITISH TO START A CONVERSATION - WILL YOU?" to be worn under the lapel and flashed at appropriate moments.

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