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What's it say when you can laugh at yourself?

Reader comment on item: An American in Search of the English National Character

Submitted by Jeff (United States), Jan 24, 2021 at 17:44

Watch some old reruns of Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, or Keeping up Appearances. Only members of a culture with a fair amount of faith in itself can ever laugh at themselves and their own culture as much as the English have.

Sorry to say, my three examples and others like them are all decades old. If the English are losing their ability to laugh at themselves, then they may be in the process of losing a whole lot more.


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