The End of Travel?
From a recent World Hum piece about “Non-Places,” and the constant chorus of naysayers about the globalized world: “It seems kind of strange now, but a while back, before airports became the fortresses they are today, I used to visit them occasionally to read and write. I’m not sure what drew me to them—something about the energy, or the equality, or the possibility of the place. You could start on one side of the world, step over a threshold, and in a few hours, begin a totally different life. I loved that feeling of being at the doorway to everywhere.” Read the rest here.