March 26th, 2009

New York




" It is the place where all the aspirations of the Western World meet to form one vast master aspiration, as powerful as the suction of a steam dredge. It is the icing on the pie called Christian civilization."

 - H. L. Mencken
(1880–1956), U.S. journalist. Prejudices, ch. 9 (Sixth Series, 1927).