Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Hoping to matter...

1 comment:

  1. Washington has the misfortune of being a political but not an economic capital. Had the founders' generation had the good judgment to leave the New York or Philadelphia as the capital, Washington would be about what Fredericksburg was 50 years ago, before the Washington suburbs grew out around it. I write this as a native and resident.

    The best literature involving Washington has been written by transients: The Man Who Loved Children is far better a novel than Democracy, and you can take your pick between Whitman and St. John Perse for poems set here.