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Herbert J. Gans

Herbert J. Gans

The Road to Necropolis The Urban Prospect. by Lewis Mumford. Harcourt, Brace & World. 255 pp. $5.95. For over thirty years now, Lewis Mumford has been a major American...

War & Peace Report From Iron Mountain on the Possibilty and Desirability of Peace. by Leonard C. Lewin. Dial. 109 pp. $5.00. It must be public anxiety over the...

The following exchange was occasioned by Herbert J. Gans's article, “The Failure of Urban Renewal,” which appeared in the April COMMENTARY. GEORGE M. RAYMOND is...

Suppose that the government decided that jalopies were a menace to public safety and a blight on the beauty of our highways, and therefore took...

The Poverty Problem The Wasted Americans. by Edgar May. Harper & Row. 227 pp. $4.50. Americans have often been described as impulsive consumers of material goods whose tastes change...

Planning and Power The Politics of Urban Renewal: The Chicago Findings. by Peter H. Rossi and Robert A. Dentler. Free Press. 308 pp. $6.00. A major problem facing any...

City Planning and Urban Realities1 American Intellectuals have begun to rediscover the city. Not since the days of the muckrakers has there been so much interest...

Park Forest, a privately developed suburban new town located some thirty miles south of Chicago, started off with its first tenants in the summer of...

The main trends in the development of the American Jewish community can be traced most clearly in the changes that take place between generations. These,...

In The flurry of assertions about the future occasioned by the tercentenary of the American Jewish community, virtually no one, it would seem, took a...

Chicago’s Jewry A Priceless Heritage. by Morris A. Gutstein. Bloch. 488 pp. $6.00.   For some time now, the historians have been urged by sociologists, economists, and their other colleagues...

Europe’s Loss, our Gain The Refugee Intellectual. By Donald Peterson Kent. Columbia University Press. 317 pp. $5.00. The Cultural Migration. Edited by W. Rex Crawford. University of Pennsylvania Press. 156 pp....