Ed Driscoll

Travis's Town

Of the New York that starred in 1975’s Taxi Driver, James Lileks once wrote:

The civilization it portrays is a sad and empty place – Weimar Germany without the energy to muster up the brownshirts, Rome that fell because it was grew bored waiting for the Huns.

And yet, as Daniel Henninger writes in The Wall Street Journal, much of today’s liberal New York intelligentsia longs for those days.