To my American readers: have a wonderful Independence Day! For interesting links and references to information about that great, now and then annoying, sometimes unfair but always fascinating country (*) click here and here.
(*) Interestingly enough I could and probably would use the same adjectives to describe France. The two countries ( happen to ) have a lot in common, which might be one of the reasons why the French and Americans love to hate each other. To my French readers: have a great Bastille Day in another ten days. I will be in Holland by then, so I thought it might be a good idea to send my wishes a little early.