The Public Interest

The death and life of America’s cities

Fred Siegel

Summer 2002

IN the wake of the events of September 11, American cities are basking in the reflected glory of New York and its courageous mayor, Rudolph Giuliani.  Giuliani’s ascent to the status of a national hero, “America’s mayor,” has eclipsed not only his own accomplishments but the mixed if hopeful condition of big-city America. 

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