America in an Arab Mirror by K. Abdel-Malek, et. al.

By K. Abdel-Malek, et. al.

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The American’s enjoyment of jazz does not fully begin until he couples it with singing like crude screaming. And the louder the noise of the voices and instruments, until it rings in the ears to an unbearable degree, the greater the appreciation of the listeners. The voices of appreciation are raised, and palms are raised in continuous clapping that could deafen ears. Americans and the Opera But the American people enjoy the opera, are attracted to the symphony, crowd the ballet, and watch classic theatrical performances to the extent that one might not find a spare seat.

I seated four patrons in my section until it was almost full. It was then that I started to panic. I went up to one of the tables to take the orders. Each one of the patrons ordered an alcoholic drink. ” I knew then as I do now that Manhattan is the name of the financial district in New York, so what was that guy talking about ordering Manhattan? He must have been drinking lots of whiskey before coming to the nightclub. He must have had too much to drink. ’”The Lebanese friend laughed and said to me that a Manhattan was a drink.

This spectacle leaves no room for doubt as to the primitiveness of the feelings of those who are enamored with muscular strength and desire it. American Love for Peace An Illusion And with this primitive spirit the American people follow the struggles of groups and parties, and the struggles of nations and peoples. I cannot 03 abdel-malek 1-2 pbk:03 abdel-malek 1-2 2/23/11 12:52 PM “ The America I Have Seen” Page 15 15 fathom how this strange illusion that Americans love peace took root in the world, especially in the East.

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