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AS THIS CITY DESCENDS ever deeper into an urban tragedy of almost classic Greek proportions, how chilling it is to see that ancient prophecy about reaping what we sow fulfilled so abundantly in the shameless persona of our mayor (“City Desk,” 3/3). Our longtime Lord of Misrule, playing the blame game like a virtuoso, now sits atop the smoking financial ruin of a great city, in the wake of a fiscal conflagration largely of his own making. How profoundly pathetic that the architect of all our woes now has the unbelievable hubris to view himself as the solution to all of them.

Dupont Circle