James Fallows, the former Tokyo-based correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly (why is there no The Pacific Monthly?), takes a moment today to extract, via his facility with definite and indefinite articles of English, a greater meaning from within the way members of two outwardly similar alien cultures performed the same act.
But then of course, the status of observer is privileged. We are looking at him looking at them...and he is the guy whose life situation permits the flying of light aircraft for fun.
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