The Bright Side of 'Dark Age Ahead'

The Nation reviews Jane Jacobs' book Dark Age Ahead.
August 5, 2004, 9am PDT | Connie Chung
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The Nation reviews influential planner Jane Jacobs' latest book, _Dark Age Ahead_ -- the "dark age" referring to the loss of traditions in North American culture. "While Jacobs overreaches in her broadest assertions about a coming dark age...she argues convincingly that vast swaths of suburbia have already entered into a period of darkness....Ultimately, _Dark Age Ahead_ will never stack up with _The Death and Life of Great American Cities_ and _The Economy of Cities_ as a monumental work. But if you want to hear original analysis from one of our sharpest social critics on a variety of current and important topics, _Dark Age Ahead_ is a must."

Thanks to Connie Chung

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Published on Tuesday, August 3, 2004 in The Nation
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