29. "The French are always criticizing. Nothing is right everything has something wrong with it."

     That sounds as though the French are like us. We Americans are always griping about something. We're never satisfied. We criticize our allies, our government, our army, our police, our politicians, our business leaders, our union leaders, our schools, our taxes, etc., etc. We are very proud of our right to criticize.

     As people in a democracy, we demand the right to criticize whatever we want, at any time, on any issue.

     The French, too, have a very strong individualistic, democratic tradition. Beware the people who do not criticize. Beware the country where criticism is verboten. Beware the country where men obey like sheep.