Hannover, Day 2: The neighbors are talking
Americans, whether we like to admit it or not, have learned quite a bit from our brethren across the pond.
The Europeans have given us the gift of grapes for wine and the delight of croissants for breakfast. We have an appreciation for European artists that has transcended our borders and influenced our own cultural identity. Fútbol—the international kind, as opposed to the NFL—has caught on (albeit slowly) in the States, thanks in part to the Europeans who so passionately embrace the “beautiful game.” We drive their cars and read their books.
Yet Americans remain somewhat suspicious of soccer. And to some, European films seem just too—well, foreign. Still, who could forget, if it ...