"America was born in the streets", says the movie. Well, they did not have to
make a movie to tell us that - M/s George Bush, Colin Powell and Condoleeza Rice
have shown that time and again, more so in the past one year. Not to mention the
US Presidents of the yore.
Gangs Of New York is set in 1862. This was the period when America was torn with strife - violent mobs, discrimination based on colour and creed, street fighting, shootouts etc. were all more normal than sunrise or sunset. Come to think of it, things have not really changed much, have they?