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Opinion: The plot against passenger trains

(Source: Opinion column by Adam Gopnik in The New Yorker, May 15, 2015)

NEW YORK — As I wrote a few years ago, in a piece on the literature of American declinism, “The reason we don’t have beautiful new airports and efficient bullet trains is not that we have inadvertently stumbled upon stumbling blocks; it’s that there are considerable numbers of Americans for whom these things are simply symbols of a feared central government, and who would, when they travel, rather sweat in squalor than surrender the money to build a better terminal.”

Full story: The New Yorker

Monday, May 18, 2015

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