Are you freaking out yet? NATO is coming and bringing a wave of protesters along with it. I'm of two minds here. And both of them agree. Does Chicago really need a NATO transfusion? I mean, isn't this what it's all about? A humongous promotion of what a world-class commercial, financial, cultural, and every-other-al magnet we are?
NATO summits do come with disturbing baggage. A conglomeration of axes to grind. Maybe that's why Chicago is only the second American city---after Washington D.C.---to host this international Grand Guignol fest.
A week from now, the wise and the wiseacres will second-guess whatever happens here and however it goes. I just hope there won't be a lot of wringing of hands and shaking of heads. Of protesters, I mean. That wouldn't be exactly...world-class.
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