In a message dated 10/27/02 10:45:37 AM Pacific Standard Time, [log in to unmask] writes:

I do not know how to read the list of cities after "falling towers" if it can not
at least suggest or evoke "the collapse of civilizations throughout time."

It has recently occured to me that all of these cities are (or were) houses of publishing giants (if we can call the Lib. of Alex a publishing house)