Those people are still around and the new generation is even more amazing, James Knight.

In the Netherlands, almost everyone speaks impeccable English, even homeless folks selling newspapers and grocery store clerks.

Even France has changed beyond recognition in terms of how many more people now speak English.

Being multilingual is normal for many of us across the EU and because of America’s prominent role on the global stage, your average European knows quite a lot about it.

And we do have good media with solid ethics so people are well informed and often keen to find out more.

It helps.

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