FLORIDA: AMERICA IN EXTREMIS?

04/23/02

This past Sunday the New York Times magazine carried an article by Michael Paterniti who argued that as Florida goes, so goes the nation. In his interview with WMNF today he said Florida is a microcosm of the United States, a projection of our collective dreams and visions. He says the recent news stories emanating from Florida have been some of the most significant of the decade: the 2000 election debacle, Elian Gonzalez, and terrorist flight training.

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