What It Means to Be American
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The Washington Post Columnist and Etiquette Professional Steven Petrow

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May 24, 2017

Steven Petrow is a journalist, writing The Washington Post’s “Civilities” column, and an etiquette professional whose work helps people navigate an ever-changing and evolving social landscape. Before joining a panel discussion for a Zócalo/Smithsonian “What It Means to Be American” event at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston titled, “Do We Still Know How to Be Good Citizens?” he talked in the Green Room about chocolate, divorce and his fairy-god bunny.

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