The Future Once Happened Here: New York, D.C., L.A., and the Fate of America's Big Cities
Not just metropolises but also metaphors for American social life, New York, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles were once celebrated for their excitement and creativity as well as their ability to incorporate immigrants and solve the nation's problems. Caught up in the social policies born in the '60s and '70s, each faltered badly in dealing with the politics of race and the quality of their residents' lives in the '80s and '90s. Each of Siegel's three urban portraits shows the desperate remedies undertaken by cities searching for a lifeline back to the future whose promise they once seemed to embody. In a narrative that acknowledges the large historical forces that have remade the face of America over the last three decades, Siegel holds up a mirror to our urban nature and tells much about the way people live now.
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Review: The Future Once Happened Here: New York, DC, LA, and the Fate of America's Big CitiesUser Review - Fletcher - Goodreads
In this book Siegel decides to stake out a strong position in conservative ideology and racism with this polemic against cities, democrats, and African-Americans. Read full review
Review: The Future Once Happened Here: New York, DC, LA, and the Fate of America's Big CitiesUser Review - Meaghan - Goodreads
Critical look at the development and decline of New York City, DC, & LA in the 20th century. Read full review
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