In the shower this morning (just let it lie), I got to thinking about the “French military victories” thread over on Flutterby (direct link to the thread elided, to avoid pouring any more Google juice on that fire), and I realized something. All the things that Americans stereotypically hate about the French — their disdain for other cultures, their need to have things their own way — their essential Gallic arrogance — these are the French peoples’ most American qualities.

Make of that what you will.

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