Finally, Some Sense

Today’s morning newspapers were full of righteous indignation that the Port Authority would henceforth call the tallest building on the former World Trade Center site ‘One World Trade Center,’ instead of ‘Freedom Tower.’  The editorial writers were in high dudgeon: how dare they strip the building of its proper patriotic name in the interest of… marketing?

For my part, it seems the most sensible decision the Port Authority has made about the site in years.  The name ‘Freedom Tower’ reeks of Orwellian doublespeak and pointless politically correct posturing.

Now, if they can just get the damned thing built….

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