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R: Re: Unamerican

From:Mangiat <mangiat@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 3, 2000, 19:14
Pablo wrote:

> We Argentinians believe we are the best people on Earth > (at least individually or in small groups), capable of > solving problems cleverly with little resources, and > in general irresistably charming; OTOH we also believe > that the country is the worst in the world, and noisily > protest against corruption and misery (I don't know how > to translate the word _desidia_ -- it means bad organisation > and incompetence on all levels). Of course, the fact that > the country and its people are the same thing and the two > claims above are therefore contradictory does not deter > us from voicing it aloud.
I'm very glad to see that we Italian people have friends that think as we do oversea... after all Argentina is said to be 50% Italian :) Luca