A mélange of familiar generalities about "the European" and his psyche, defined essentially by his being different from "the American." The book, with a healthy American bias, is enriched by some telling quotes and enlivened by the apt anecdote, cleverly gathered by an American ex-academic during his many years in Europe. Miller rather relishes his freedom from disciplinary constraints. Inter alia, Europeans are depicted as reserved, secretive, rooted, distrustful, deeply formed by history. Pleasant, facile, suggestive.