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“This book will probably strike many readers as the work of an ill-tempered and mean-spirited fellow,” Banfield explained, “but facts are facts, however, unpleasant, and they have to be faced unblinkingly by anyone who really wants to improve matters in the cities.”

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Return to ‘The Unheavenly City’
New York subway car, 1973 (US National Archives, Flickr).

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