Minding manners the American way
Washington Post syndicated columnist Judith Martin, aka "Miss Manners," has been counseling and scolding Americans for 25 years now, mostly criticizing Americans for their lack of good manners. But she is out with a new book that actually praises Americans and their manners. The book, Star Spangled Manners, in which Miss Manners defends American etiquette for a change, traces the history and philosophy of American etiquette. She spoke at Ruminator Books in St. Paul.