There's been a lot of musing in the press lately about the explosion in black-white marriages.
Maybe "explosion" is a little much. Of the 1.5 million mixed-race marriages in the country, most of them are whites with Asians and whites with Hispanics.
I enter Fort Soho from the east.
I know Soho is under siege because the previous night I've seen scattered bands of refugees, fleeing north from their million-dollar lofts, pulling burnished Louis Vuitton bags on wheels,
The mood of the country entering the third year of this strange new century is that of a paranoid schizophrenic.
On the one hand we imagine conniving enemies behind every kiosk in the mall and sinister cabals plotting our destruction in the desert warrens of far-off barbarian fiefdoms.
Every decade or so, we should remind ourselves of who the Iraqis are:
1. Twelve thousand years ago, they invented irrigated farming. They got to be so good at it that, today, they can still produce all the food they need even when "sanctions" are imposed.
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