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It’s Time for Results—and Courage

Whoever wins the election, the path ahead won’t be easy

I went for a walk midday today and found embedded in a tree an old sign indicating that the area, more than 100 miles from New York City, was “City of New York Water Supply Property.” It reminded me that every city is a miracle of infrastructure, and every civilization the product of millions of unheralded moments of building—some of which last, and some of which are lost or abandoned.




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Garance Franke-Ruta

Garance Franke-Ruta

Executive Editor, GEN by Medium. Previously: Yahoo News, The Atlantic, The Washington Post. garance-at-medium-dot-com.

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