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The Americans



The Americans are like teenagers; noisy, curious, unable to keep a secret, not given to subtlety, and prone to misbehave in public. Once one accepts the Americans’ basically adolescent nature, the rest of their culture falls into place and what at first seemed thoughtless and silly appears charming and energetic.




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