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William Andrew Laurence <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 27 Oct 1993 18:07:29 -0700
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On Tue, 26 Oct 1993, Aris Gerakis wrote:
> Woody Allen's "The Front" is a good start on the McCarthy era.  Not the
> typical Allen movie where he plays the psychotic that I have come to
> believe all New Yorkers are.  This is more similar to the "Danny Rose" movie
> in some respects (and only some).
I'm hoping this was a typo. Are you accusing over 7 million people of
being psychotic, in other words, out of touch with reality? I have heard
other people accuse New Yorkers of being neurotic, but psychotic? Come on.
Surely no mass of people as large as the population of New York City could
be simultaneously suffering from THE SAME serious mental disorder. What
are the odds? Was this a mere exaggeration or just bigotry against the
residents of an admittedly dysfunctional but extremely fascinating
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