(urth) The Politics Of Gene Wolfe

Tim Walters walters at doubtfulpalace.com
Wed Mar 18 13:54:13 PDT 2009

> Only later did I read about the plan - THAT
> ACTUALLY MADE THE CITY BALLOT - to tear down the prison and replace it
> with a peace center. Only 72% of people in the city voted against it.

The text of the proposition was:

"Shall it be City policy that the City should explore and facilitate the
acquisition of Alcatraz Island from the United States Government to
transform it into a Global Peace Center?"

In other words, it wouldn't have done squat, even if by some miracle it
had passed.

I'm not sure if that makes it more or less ridiculous.

Tim Walters | http://doubtfulpalace.com

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