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Wednesday, February 22, 2006


Johnathan Pearce

Clive, well, as I was the fella at Samizdata who took a dim view at the Dreher reference, perhaps I should elaborate. An awful lot of articles taking a crack at suburbia are written by childless intellectuals who cannot imagine how anyone would want to live in them. There is a long history of this sort of critique. There is also a bit of a constant drone against shopping malls, etc. It is all terribly predictable.

If there is a lot of pent-up demand for the sort of "new urbanism" that this fella writes about, then hopefully there would be some sort of response, at least if the planning authorities allow it. And that of course is the kicker.

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