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Je regrette!

I must apologize for a toss-away comment I made on Tuesday in my post about U.S.News & World Report’s library rankings. I cracked that scorn was an emotion reserved for the French. I was gently chided for this comment in a personal email, and I agree. It was a cheap shot, not even supported by my own experiences. Back in my Air Force days I would drive from the Hunsruck west into France to visit the military base exchange, where I would buy wonderful wines that were as inexpensive as Two Buck Chuck. Every encounter I had with the French was truly avec plasir, and even if that were not the case, it would still be wrong to generalize.

We are all in this together… my apologies to my French comrades, and thanks for calling me on this.

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