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The City and the World
1945-2000
Part of the Series: American Experience: New York

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i've never seen so many hardened journalists, heady historians and politicos get misty eyed as they tried to explain to the camera what it is about New York that is exceptional.

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focus on Jane Jacob's common sense , and her championing human capital..resiliency, no simplistic explanations, no numbers graphs or other forms of jabberwocky ... " Cities are expensive, noisy and difficult...but they bring people together" And that is how great cities endure...the people ...Read more