9: THE CRITICS
Public and private enemy number one
You’re shaping the world, not remodelling your bathroom
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
— Winston Churchill
The National Hurricane Centre reported that Hurricane Sandy's tropical-force winds extended 820 miles (more than 1300 kilometres) at their widest. In the US the storm took 125 lives, wiping out power and communications to half of Manhattan and a reported 7.5 million people. New Jersey was the worst hit. The damage bill was second only to Hurricane Katrina's.
Alex and I were in Greenwich Village, safe in an old New York apartment building ...