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"As a new report issued last month by New York Communities for Change (NYCC) and the Mutual Housing Association of New York (MHANY) demonstrates, some 60,000 NYC home-owning families are in crisis, their underwater mortgage loans constituting 12 percent of total NYC mortgages. What, then, is New York to do?"

Solving NYC’s housing crisis

It is a dark history. Yet it simultaneously captures the seductive sense of promise that revolutionary movements once offered to those swept up in their wake: the sense of participating in an epic historical drama; the unshakable confidence in a utopian future; the subordination of one’s petty daily existence to a larger calling; the dogmatic and Manichean sense of clarity between right and wrong, friend and enemy.
on Stalin’s Long Shadow and Leonardo Padura’s The Man Who Loved Dogs [x]