Hillary Clinton on Dutch TV

Another pointer from my friend Elmine to an interesting interview on Dutch television, this one with Hillary Clinton, interviewed by Eva Jinek.

Jinek herself has an interesting life story:

Jinek was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and grew up in Washington, D.C., where she attended Sheridan School. Her Czech parents decided to move to the Netherlands when she was eleven. “Just before I went to high school, they decided that they would prefer that my brother and I grow up in Europe. I remember it was six weeks until I spoke my first word in Dutch.”

Of all the experiences that might be traumatic to a teenager, “we’re moving you to a different country for high school; oh, and by the way, they speak Dutch” surely must rank highly.


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Laurent Beaulieu on March 15, 2018 - 14:36 Permalink

I went to 5 high schools, my parents because of their work moved a lot in Canada and the USA. Looking back it was not traumatic but fun. This is how I learned to speak English, not in school but in the streets speaking to neighbourhood kids.

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Clark on March 15, 2018 - 19:59 Permalink

I'm looking forward to the adventures my kids will face when moving half way around the world to Prince Edward Island this summer.