Can A Town Divided Against Itself Stand ? - NYTimes.com
By FRANK JACOBS
Abraham Lincoln, what does he know? A house divided against itself can stand, and will do so for decades, no sweat. Berlin, Nicosia, Jerusalem — heck, even Kansas City: all are cities that have been split in two by borders. All are still around. But if being split down the middle doesn’t mean the end of the world, it ain’t fun either. A house divided is a house of pain, with degrees of inconvenience varying from administrative annoyance to frequent lethality.
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