Florida Revealed

Great piece by T.D. Allman, author of Finding Florida: The True History of the Sunshine State, in The New York Times this morning.  Allman’s point–on the “500th anniversary of Ponce de Leon discovering Florida”–is that we continue to delude ourselves about the origins and future of the Sunshine State.

“Violence and delusion made Florida what it is today; as the state’s unceasing melodramas demonstrate, they stalk us still.”   “I would have been a rich man if it hadn’t been for Florida,” he quotes Henry Flagler as saying.