Science: Exemplar Cities

Babble on the Twentieth Century, the Broadway Limited and other trains where city boosters habitually chant the monotonous boasts of their micropolities, had a new vigor, vim, elan last week. A Manhattan sociologist, George J. Hecht,* had, in flaying New York City for its sociological bumptiousness, mentioned many a modest U. S. city by very name and indicated the excellencies whereby it surpassed New York. Health, social service, education supplanted rich men, big buildings, great corporations in the train talk. It became possible to exuberate concerning:

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