Gunnar Jauch wrote:
> B.t.w.: I often wonder what your breathless patriotism is based on...
 
Indeed, that is an interesting question -- truly interesting. I am adding no further controversial meaning to my statement.
Here in Europe, we've gone through a great change lately. It's strange but wonderful to feel no longer only 'Italian', but also 'European'.
So, maybe it's something similar to that for the USA? Different cultures being unified by common ideals?
Cheers --
Sara