13 September 2011

Ground Zero utopia

Regarding how people made a society in the aftermath of 9/11/2001 at the northern-most border of the quarantined area around Ground Zero in the public space around Union Square: 
""It was a very successful pirate utopia, or whatever you want to call it. It was like the golden age for the homeless people because they'd never seen so much food and resources." For once, they didn't have to hustle for food and they had a valuable social role. "And for them it was really healing to be able to give."" (A Paradise Built In Hell, Rebecca Solnit, 2009; page 202). 

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