Driving in France

A French hitchhiker tells Dalrymple that he finds the English more polite than the French. Excusez-moi?!

Our opposite impressions, it seemed to me, were a cause for optimism, for they suggest that a) people are not generally xenophobes and try to be nice to foreigners and b) are still proud enough of their country to want to give foreigners a good impression of them.

Dalrymple at Salisbury Review

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