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As an American who has lived in London for the last year, all I can say in response to Francis X. Rocca’s piece is “Amen.”
The British know their level of customer service is horrible. They complain about it. They readily acknowledge it. But — like every other “problem” in this country — they see no way around it.
I have come to the conclusion that the fundamental difference between the European and American views of the world is that Americans see problems as challenges to be conquered whereas Europeans see problems as intractable irritants to be accommodated.p>I go home in less than a month… br> — Jack Heald br> London /p> p> Europeans know and have long known you are right. Somerville and Ross in The Irish RM
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online