Welcome to Holland

Welcome to Holland HollandStatue
by James Fallows
I realized recently that the professional activity I have done more frequently than anything else is exactly what we are undertaking now: Going some place unfamiliar and asking, What is going on here? I want to say something more about how that process works.  . . . The interaction of the planned and the unpredictable, serendipity and design, is the difference between the experience of seeing almost anything — a city, a country, a factory, a meeting — and just thinking about it and understanding it at arm’s length. (Read it here.)