When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do? -- John Maynard Keynes

Thursday, April 25, 2013

"Chicago is not Detroit, not yet"

But Chicago is on its way--

‘The Third Coast,’ by Thomas Dyja, and More - NYTimes.com: " . . . . So Chicago is not Detroit, not yet. But the city is trapped by its location, its past, and what philosophers would have called its facticity — its limitations, given the circumstances. Boosterism has been perfected here because the reality is too painful to look at. Poor Chicago, indeed."--Rachel Shteir in the New York Times

Rachel Shteir takes on Chicago - chicagotribune.com: ". . . . DePaul University theater professor Rachel Shteir, whose recent piece in The New York Times Book Review painted a less-than-flattering portrait of the Second City. Asked Tuesday about the defensive uproar over her article, Shteir said: "I guess I feel it simply proves what the thesis of the piece was, which is that there's only one way to talk about Chicago." In her review, she describes that one way as incessant boosterism. . . . "

Apparently, in Chicago, they can't handle the truth anymore.

But of course, we know, denial and anger are the first stages of grief in death and dying.


The Big Picture

Financial Crisis - The Telegraph

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