Europe: The Wayward Buss

In Communist East Europe, commissars and cops do it. In Rome and Madrid, moppets in dancing class do it. Frenchmen perform the ritual with sinuous grace, Spaniards smackingly, Germans with a click of the heels. However widely their techniques may vary, Europeans from Barcelona to Bialystok in recent years have taken to hand kissing with fervor and frequency unmatched in their history. After World War II, the custom seemed in decline. But today, men of virtually every class and calling on the Continent dive for distaff knuckles as assiduously, if not always...

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