Adam Gopnik, a staff writer for TheNew Yorker, is the author of numerous books, including the essay collection Paris to the Moon. A three-time winner of the National Magazine Award for Essays and for Criticism, he has also won the George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting. New Yorker.
"The French believe that all errors are distant, someone else's fault. Americans believe that there is no distance, no difference, and therefore that there are no errors, that any troubles are simple misunderstandings, consequent on your not yet having spoken English loudly enough."