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Actually Rich, I didn’t think so at all. Allen seemed unnecessarily defensive and wary. He gave the impression that there was something to hide. He could simply have said: “My family history, like so many in America, is a blend of a number of different cultures, religions, and countries of origin. The glory of America is that this is possible, and that it is commonplace.” It would have been interesting to hear about his mother’s Jewish ancestry if he has anything to tell. But his huffing and puffing about the question; his veiled suggestion that there was something unseemly about asking it; and his reluctance to discuss his own background did not become him.


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