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PostThe Two Notre Dames (Edward Jajko, USA, 04/17/19 4:05 am)
Oh, please, John, in this age of instant TV/radio/Internet and other communications, people would have to have been incredibly stupid to think that it was the University of Notre Dame University that was burning. (See John E's comments on John Heelan's post of April 16h.)
There is probably one person who is laughing his head off in his corner of Hell: Brennt Paris?
But come on, John, University of ND? Seriously?
JE comments: Sorry to insult my compatriots, but Notre Dame (South Bend) did make a point to send out a tweet. The public comments (see below) mention other classic moments of American "geographical exceptionalism"--Chechnya/Czechia, the two Georgias, etc. Since the arrival of Melania Trump, we've also been forced to come to terms with Slovenia and Slovakia.
Brennt Paris? When faced with the brutal images of the fire, it's hard not to think of Hitler's "dream."