Support First Things by turning your adblocker off or by making a  donation. Thanks!

Culture By Subtraction

From the February 2016 Print Edition

Could I get some mayonnaise with these fries?” I asked the garçon in my broken French, imagining I was being a bit chic in eschewing ketchup. “Impossible!” he replied. I tried to rephrase the question in the certain knowledge that I am among the world’s best speakers of broken French. . . . . Continue Reading »