As I’ve heard from those trying to book flights to France and elsewhere in Europe, summer fares are ridiculous. But take a look at my review of Peter Baldwin’s The Narcissism of Minor Differences: How American and Europe Are Alike in the current Claremont Review of Books. The natives of beautiful places with faraway names like Des Moines, Dubuque, and even Waterloo, are living the European dream, if Baldwin can be believed – and for the most part, I think he can.
Before you book that flight, check it out. (But come over anyway. The dollar hasn’t looked as mighty in more than four years.)