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a) I qualified my description of American "uniqueness". Of course if you want to argue the Chopin and Marx were immigrants in the 19th Century, fine.

b) I also spent a good deal of time discussing the lack of absorption in European states, although I didn't mention the UK or France explicitly. I did mention Germany. My list wasn't meant to be exhaustive, just representative.

c) My main point was about allowing people to chose their own cultural identity which can be hampered by well-meaning parents, or prejudice or other factors.

If Europe wants to join in the list of culturally biased states, don't let me stand in the way...

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by rdf (robert.feinman@gmail.com) on Tue Jul 17th, 2007 at 02:54:21 PM EST
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