Sunday, October 22, 2006

our own places of horror

maybe, at some point, we'll be able to exit the subway at herald square (our new york equivalent of this pictured location outside berlin's KaDeWe) and see a sign in english listing selma, my lai, wounded knee, the trail of tears, tule lake, manzanar, tuskegee (the name of the infamous untreated syphilis study), and other place names--the sound of which makes thoughtful americans shudder.

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