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The Future Once Happened Here

Siegel, Fred

ISBN 10: 0684827476 / ISBN 13: 9780684827476
Verlag: Free Press, 1997
Gebraucht Zustand: Very Good Hardcover
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0684827476 Politics/International Relations. Very good in very good nicked dust jacket. 2nd printing. Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Buchnummer des Verkäufers BING221ET1701

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Titel: The Future Once Happened Here

Verlag: Free Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 1997

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:Very Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included

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In The Future Once Happened Here, Fred Siegel tells the beguiling story of America's three most influential cities, New York, Washington, and Los Angeles. Amplified by their place as media capitals and nerve centers of American liberalism, these three cities have shaped how Americans view urban life. Big-city America, once celebrated for its ability to incorporate immigrants and other newcomers, faltered in the face of redressing three hundred years of racial oppression and the destabilizing impact of the 1960s riots. New York, Washington, and Los Angeles were each caught in the vortex of social policies created in the '60's and '70's and each suffered the consequences. Nevertheless, these three cities tell a complex story in which decline is not a foregone conclusion.


Fred Siegel loves cities but hates what has happened to them since the 1960s. Overreaching economic policies have strangled businesses and destroyed jobs. Libertine social philosophies have allowed public order to disappear. Racial antagonisms have corroded a sense of common culture. Siegel--a New Yorker with New Democrat politics--makes a strong case for why cities have declined, yet his book is not entirely gloomy. He believes that after three decades of failed public policy, America's urban centers may finally be headed toward a revival. An invigorating piece of social and political analysis, The Future Once Happened Here is the best book on U.S. cities to come along in years.

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