I try to visit the United States at least once a year. It is something I do regularly to recharge my batteries. From time to time one needs to breathe the air of freedom before submerging again in the stifling atmosphere of Europe. I have never regarded America and Europe as two opposing entities. To me America is more European than Europe, while Europe needs to find its roots, which have remained intact in America, in order to become fully European again.
The attempts by terrorist to blow up planes heading for the US will make Transatlantic travel harder but that is not going to deter us. I look forward to being out of Europe, and especially Brussels, where the authorities are harassing us with investigations into our homeschooling as well as our writing.
I am planning to visit the US in the second half of October and will be in NY and DC before flying to the West Coast. My schedule includes a number of lectures and interviews, but is not completely filled up yet. Feel free to contact me and make recommendations.
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