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The real reason the US doesn’t have beautiful new airports…

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“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. They hate fast trains and efficient airports for the same reason
that seventeenth-century Protestants hated the beautiful Baroque churches
of Rome when they saw them: they were luxurious symbols of an earthly
power they despised.”

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

September 14, 2011 at 8:20 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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