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|Music French and American: Denève and Thibaudet at the Hollywood Bowl|
|"Freedom fries": no two words could better summarize the crassness that characterized the early years of the American 21st century.
In the wake of disagreement over the Iraq War, American xenophobes sought to eradicate from these shores any vestige of the Tricolour.
French cheeses? Au revoir!
French wine? Hélas—adieu!
Yet Gallic civilization has permeated American culture far deeper than the adoption of certain foodstuffs.
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