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Landscape is Destiny: A Talk with Historian Vernon Benjamin

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Or frozen over, in another Ice Age. That's a point where history stops, isn't it? The DEC predicts that in the next 80 years, the Hudson River is going to rise between 9 and 12 feet. So we're going to spend the next half a century building walls that get overrun anyway. It's a waste. But we're persistent creatures. No matter what, we keep coming back to the anthill. That's another glorious contradiction, about the species, not just the Valley.

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