Nation: NEW YORK: THE REVOLT OF THE AVERAGE MAN

I'll tell you who the average man is. He's the guy who works hard all day and maybe comes home too tired to move, but he has to moonlight anyway to pay his bills. He wants to educate his kids. He wants his neighborhood to be peaceful and clean. He doesn't have a doorman. His kids go to public schools. He rides the subways and the buses. He never burned his draft card or a flag, and he never will. He tries to play the game by the rules, and for that he's getting pushed into a corner. That's who the...

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