A Quote by Bernard de Voto on achievement, america, civilization, destiny, life, and stability
New England is a finished place. Its destiny is that of Florence or Venice, not Milan while the American empire careens onward toward its unpredicted end. . . . It is the first American section to be finished to achieve stability in the conditions of its life. It is the first old civilization, the first permanent civilization in America.
Source: New England: There She Stands. In Harper's Magazine, March 1932
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