Each nation has its own wonderful peculiarities. The French are gourmands, the British scrappy in the face of hardship, the Belgians - well, I don't know any Belgians. The Belgians are, we must conclude, a secretive, ashamed people.
The Canadians are an ice-skating race, Iraqis apparently enjoy being invaded, the Brazilian national costume is a bikini. What a wonderful world, so full of variety!
Americans are perfectionists. We look around and think: nice world - can we make it better? Feeling inadequate, we aspire to perfection. If only we could become perfect, we feel, we might yet be worthy of love.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
This week's Saunders...
at 11:10 AM