I'm not sure "now" is quite accurate; there was vaguely a battle between French and English during the 20th century, however the winner was always going to be English due to the United States' influence. I'm very glad that the world has a common language to fall back on for efficiency, whilst at the same time embracing local languages and cultures. One concern perhaps is that those from English-speaking countries such as mine make no attempt at learning another language. Good? Bad? Who knows.