The Convening of America

Getting together to get it together is a booming business

Welcome, delegates. You have been seen sauntering down Atlanta's Peachtree Street in funny hats, strolling doubleknit arm in doubleknit arm along Chicago's Michigan Avenue, wandering through Detroit's Renaissance Center freighted with hors ďoeuvre plates and plastic highball glasses, hanging on to San Francisco's cable cars, riding the escalators up and down Los Angeles' Century City still wearing your HELLO MY NAME is badges. And gawking at the tall buildings along Manhattan's Avenue of the Americas, snake-dancing through the streets of New Orleans' Vieux...

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