Olympian Ideal?

James Morrow doesn’t want his old home town to suffer the fate of his new one. Here’s money shot from his new aritcle in ReasonOnline:

New York is already a world capital of everything from finance to fashion. Does it really need a billion-dollar boondoggle like the Olympics blowing through town, leaving its architectural detritus around the five boroughs and beyond? I doubt it. And considering that they already have to endure the United Nations, with its scofflaw diplomatic-plate parkers and corrupt feel-good internationalism, it’s pretty clear that New Yorkers are already doing enough for global understanding.

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