Not Cute

Students often ask me, “You’ve traveled a lot. Is it true that people in other countries all hate us?”

People normally don’t but if they knew that the leading US newspaper starts a Saturday feature with “Sometimes it seems as if we’re living under a constant barrage of heavy news. But it isn’t all bad out there,” they’d probably consider it. Self-pity in the midst of incredible opulence is not cute.

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  1. Somebody really hates France:

    // One person was killed in a knife attack in Paris on Saturday and the assailant was shot dead by police, a police source said.
    The police source said some seven people had been injured.
    BFM TV said two were in a critical condition.
    A judicial source said authorities were looking into whether the anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office should be handling the case.

    http://www.france24.com/en/20180512-man-attacks-people-with-knife-paris-shot-police

    Israeli news site reports the attacker shouted “allahu akbar” before being shot.

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