When I read the “As I See It” column by Jenny Lumpkin (11/7, Opinion, “A ballot heard round the world”), I had tears in my eyes.
My husband and I traveled in England in late September, and we had similar experiences. Everyone wanted to talk about the election, and I was struck by the fact that everyone we spoke to knew far more about the issues than many people in own country. And they definitely knew more about the world in general than Americans know about the rest of the world.
There is much work to be done, by the media and by our schools, to educate Americans about the world. It is growing smaller day by day.