Greetings from Freiberg

This particular socialist hellhole actually seems rather nice, though I will grant that the beds at the Hotel Silberhof are freakishly tiny like the stuff they try to stick you with in college dorms:

Meanwhile, as everyone knows dense, walkable areas may work in Europe where nobody has children but it could never fly in the U.S. where people need to tote the kids around. Or maybe it’s that there’s no way to build human-scale walkable communities without blotting out the sun with Manhattan-style skyscrapers.