Monday, August 17, 2009

History of Protest: from stopping Spadina to raging about "death panels"

At the blog Economic Principals, David Warsh recently reviewed Wrestling With Moses by Andrew Flint, a new book on Jane Jacobs's legendary battles with Robert Moses over whether or not to build superhighways all over Manhattan.

Warsh ponders whether Jacobs's citizen protest methods were different from the Americans' current town-hall ragefests against health insurance reform. Yes, he thinks, they were.
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