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Skepticism, meliorism, and The Public Interest

IRVING KRISTOL

SOME FOUR YEARS AGO, I ceased teaching courses on urban problems at New York University and, with a sense of relief, transferred to the graduate business school.  Bright students no longer seemed much interested in urban problems, and the very term, “urban crisis,” now had a rather archaic ring to it.

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