Island as a Metaphor

Is the New York Times the ‘newspaper of record’ or just some rag in a hick provincial town?

What is New York City’s claim to fame these days? Tallest buildings? Nope. Largest financial center? Nope. Biggest city? Nope. Largest media center? Nope. Largest manufacturing center? Nope. Largest shipping center? Nope. Largest technology center? Nope.

New York ought to post a sign at the city limits reading “Home to the Second Largest Ball of Twine” and the rest of the world ought to recognize these hicks for what they are.

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