Not a Pittsburgh Jeremiad

The NYT published a little essay that distinguished good old jeremiads from their more radical and less common counsins, manifestos. That reminded me that just about three years ago, I posted what I think is a real manifesto -- a manifesto, not a jeremiad, because it doesn't rely on rust-colored glasses and isn't grounded in nostalgia for a distant, better past. The "Manifesto for a New Pittsburgh" is still lying there, waiting for more Pittsburghers and Diasporans to seize its day. Eventually I'll find time to post an update, but glancing at the seven points of the manifesto prompts me to think that Pittsburgh has made some progress on those fronts over the last three years.


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