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'Poor doors,' anti-Fascism, and Bill de Blasio's NYC 'otherness'

The prevailing theme of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's public life seems to be otherness.

Perhaps it was no accident that he chose the well-worn message "A Tale of Two Cities" when he campaigned for the job last year, just as an earlier mayoral candidate Fernando Ferrer once identified himself with the "Other New York" and ex-Gov. Mario Cuomo gave the same tale-of-two-cities title to...

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