I realized recently that the blogosphere is a very friendly place at times. People link to one another, promote one another, and give kudos where they see fit. I've been remiss, and it's time for me to start giving credit to blogs of note. Today my husband brought me a printout of a blog entry about the French and their sneering about American aid to disaster victims. I've heard other things about the sneering before: one French publication actually had the gall (pardon the pun) to be angry with the US for giving, because it made France look bad for not giving. Today, Varifrank has come to my attention with a remarkably lucid defense. It's well worth reading.