In a message dated 11/22/01 10:36:26 AM Pacific Standard Time,
<< I have no idea why so many Europeans and apparently Australians think
that Americans should be altruistic. I guess it is sheer distraction.
They may be generous at times. But how can you DEMAND or even expect
it, this is beyond me.
My experience is that when the Europeans and others demand that we
Americans act altruistically they usually ask that we act in their self
interest -- not in our own.
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