Letter From London - My American Friends
The first thing I ever heard about Americans was that they all carried guns. Then, when I came across people who’d had direct contact with this ferocious-sounding tribe, I learned that they were actually rather friendly. At university, friends who had traveled in the United States came back with more detailed stories, not just of the friendliness of Americans but also of their hospitality (which, in our quaint English way, was translated into something close to gullibility). When I finally got to America myself, I found that not only were the natives friendly and hospitable, they were also incredibly polite. No one tells you this about Americans, but once you notice it, it becomes one of their defining characteristics, especially when they’re abroad.
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Jan 11, 2010
One Brit's Perspective on America
I ran across this article today written by a British citizen concerning his experiences in America. He does an excellent job contrasting them with the "British experience." Although his views seem to be pro-Obama and anti-Bush, his article does a wonderful job describing how great America is!