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Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan
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It's got five-star moments, but Rem's not a writer. Sure, there are new, mind-expanding ideas, and new terms to define, but you can't trick me into thinking unclear writing is just "beyond me." It's just unclear writing.

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Just goes to show how a new archive and a good storyteller can reorient our backward gaze. In this case, does American liberalism have its roots in our Dutch forefathers?
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