Projection

I found the following sentence at the beginning of a recent New Yorker article.  I’ve been thinking about it ever since and thought I’d pass it on as food for thought:

“Cities, like children, bear such a heavy load of projection that their real character can be hard to see.”

The piece is actually about cities, so the author, Nicholas Lemann, goes on from there about, well, cities, but the piece about the children got my attention.  I’m curious what inspired him to lead this way, so I’m going to see if I can find out and I’ll let you know if I do.  In the meantime, there it is.

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