Monday, May 12, 2008

Land of enchantment

It amuses me to read constantly of "liberal" Hyde Park, the neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago that is Barack Obama's home base. As a longtime Hyde Parker myself I can tell you that the neighborhood certainly houses its share of fugitive radicals and peacenik nuns. But Hyde Park also gave the world the likes of Milton Friedman and Paul Wolfowitz.

So perhaps on balance Hyde Park is Everytown, U.S.A. Plus Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle, my favorite Hyde Park landmark.

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