Friday, April 19, 2013

Thomas Friedman in the New York Times

Having gone through a brutal attack in 2001, New York and its citizens have been quick to rush to the side of their neighbors a few hours up the Atlantic coast. It’s particularly touching to see this considering the largely antagonistic relationship NYC and Boston typically enjoy: as a Midwest transplant who came to college in New York during the thickest part of the modern Red Sox-Yankees rivalry, it was impossible for me to miss. Now New York Times stalwart (and fellow East Coast resident) Thomas Friedman writes on the need to keep our chins up — as Bostonians, and Americans:

…let’s repair the sidewalk immediately, fix the windows, fill the holes and leave no trace — no shrines, no flowers, no statues, no plaques — and return life to normal there as fast as possible. Let’s defy the terrorists, by not allowing them to leave even the smallest scar on our streets, and honor the dead by sanctifying our values, by affirming life and all those things that make us stronger and bring us closer together as a country.

Onward and upward. As he explains in the full piece, it is the American way, after all.

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