On dogs and stereotypes… | Gene Lyons | Comment

This just in: Scientists at the International Association of Human Behavior say that not all Swedes are taciturn, not all Italians are universally horny, and not all French look down on you.

If such an organization existed (I invented it), few of us would consider such a statement newsworthy. We have all encountered individuals who don’t fit any stereotype. One of the friendliest, most outgoing people I have ever known is a Frenchman I met years ago on a tennis court, although his wife once confided to me that she always appreciated our visits because Alain was a much nicer person in English than in French.

But this is another story.

Arkansas Times columnist Gene Lyons is a National Magazine Award winner and co-author of “The Hunting of the President” (St. Martin’s Press, 2000). You can send an email to Lyon at eugenelyons2@yahoo.com.


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