Wednesday, June 13, 2007


Walking down the carpeted aisle of Sodertalje’s low-slung St. John’s Church on a recent morning, Anders Lago’s broad, blond features looked out of place among the crowd of hundreds of black-clad Iraqi mourners at a memorial service.

Mr. Lago is the mayor of this scenic Swedish town of 60,000 people, which last year took in twice as many Iraqi refugees as the entire United States.
-- Far From War, a Town With a Well-Used Welcome Mat (New York Times, 13 June).

Would Emma Goldman have written "Send your huddling masses to Sweden"? I guess in this case there is fear of a liability issue.

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