The Ungovernable City

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Basic Books, Jul 21, 2009 - History - 720 pages
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Vincent Cannato takes us back to the time when John Lindsay stunned New York with his liberal Republican agenda, WASP sensibility, and movie-star good looks. With peerless authority, Cannato explores how Lindsay Liberalism failed to save New York, and, in the opinion of many, left it worse off than it was in the mid-1960's.
 

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The ungovernable city: John Lindsay and his struggle to save New York

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Fate snubbed John V. Lindsay, the two-term mayor of New York (1966-73). A liberal Republican, Lindsay aspired to be his party's JFK, but his approach and timing were out of sync both with his party ... Read full review

Contents

II
1
III
19
IV
75
V
119
VI
155
VII
189
VIII
229
IX
267
XII
375
XIII
389
XIV
443
XV
493
XVI
525
XVII
555
XVIII
577
XIX
581

X
301
XI
353

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Page xiv - Promise a lot; deliver a little. Teach people to believe that they will be much better off, but let there be no dramatic improvement. Try a variety of small programs but marginal in impact and severely underfinanced. Avoid any attempted solution remotely comparable in size to the dimensions of the problem you are trying to solve.

About the author (2009)

Vincent Cannato is currently Adjunct Scholar at the Hudson Institute on Public Policy in Washington, D.C. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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