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Is Washington Too Southern? Too Northern?

Is Washington Too Southern? Too Northern?
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John F. Kennedy’s famous gripe against Washington—that it’s “a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm”—highlights the no man’s land where DC exists. While Northerners complain that it’s sleepy and slow and Southerners bemoan the rude politicians, we’re left asking: Is DC a Southern town or a Northern town?

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This article appears in our Defense of Washington feature in the March 2016 issue of Washingtonian.

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