Re: smackdown: mcwhorter v. treme
How many cities in the world can boast of an ad budget like New York's? I think many of us here have swallowed too much hype. There are cities I've visited I don't like: Seoul, Rome, and Los Angeles come readily to mind. I've tried to figure out why I liked Houston, Baltimore, New Orleans, Busan, Budapest, and Osaka. I don't see how it's possible to be objective, if one takes the level of bitterness in local rhetoric as a criterion for judging the worth of a city.