New York: Governing the Ungovernable

The three garbage collectors had neatly parked their truck and were en joying a beer break in a Second Avenue saloon. Suddenly they were summoned outside. There on the sidewalk stood the tall, angular figure of John Vliet Lindsay, the mayor of New York City.

The embarrassed men could have climbed the truck's hoist and disap peared with the garbage, but Lindsay had no reproofs. "Come on," he said simply. "Let's clean up the city." In his own way -which involves paying personal attention to New York's trash as well as its...

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