I have felt for awhile that New York under Bloomberg has approached some sort of American ideal. Culturally libertarian, fiscally prudent, entrepreneurial to the Nth, and, yes, genuinely tolerant in the adult “that’s life” way rather than the treacly “we are all one” way lip-serviced by patriotic scoundrels left and right. The Cordoba House affair just encapsulates the difference between our America and much of the rest of it. We got hit on 9/11. And we did not let it change us. I can’t say that for the rest of the country.

Tim Heffernan via James Fallows

Love ya, New York. Liberal, prudent, entrepreneurial, and tolerant.

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