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Isle of Denial

Isle of Denial
 n.— «Frightening as it sounds, the prospect of this sultry, eclectic city rising from the muck of Hurricane Katrina as a sterile imitation of itself is becoming an abiding preoccupation. Even as the city’s riverfront high ground—now dubbed the “Isle of Denial” by one scholar—gamely revives, miles of culturally vibrant neighborhoods that once smelled of simmering red beans and hosted funky second-line parades lie dark and empty, their futures in doubt.» —“A City Fears for Its Soul” by Manuel Roig-Franzia in New Orleans, Louisiana Washington Post Feb. 2, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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