Looking back at Trump’s past political acts
Donald Trump’s first tentative run for the presidency (1999–2000) ended almost as fast as it began. Video clips of interviews at the time reveal a progressive corporate executive, unlike the caricature Trump has devolved into. In excerpts from a February 24, 2000, interview with NBC News’s Matt Lauer, and an October 24, 1999 interview with “Meet the Press” Moderator Tim Russert, Trump comes off as a cautious center-left candidate who had hoped the Reform Party could gain a foothold. Lauer, questioning Trump as he was leaving the race, asked if it wasn’t all a publicity stunt.
A review of Geoff Manaugh’s A Burglar’s Guide to the City
Architectural determinism has a strange effect: under its auspices, behavior is attributed to brick and mortar. Towers sow violence and destitution, either by creating irresistible opportunities for crime or structuring life in such a way that social contracts continually rupture.
The argument is at once both a perverse scapegoating and a peculiar form of architectural arrogance, one especially clear in the case of Pruitt-Igoe, a crime-ridden St. Louis public housing development demolished in 1972.
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