Tim Holahan claims to feel for his city what David Simon felt for Baltimore while making The Wire – so he's written an unusual post applying the television show's lessons to New Haven. Here's one of them:

...making change means making enemies, and enemies can rob you of the power to make change. Holding office in a modern city strips a politician of his courage with brutal efficiency. The process is as murderous to dreams of reform as the drug industry is to its young soldiers.

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