Cities: Studying the Study

Despite its worthy intentions, the President's Commission on Civil Disorders made several tactical errors in its report on the causes and cure of Negro rioting — and critics lost no time last week pointing them out. Though its overall findings were well received, there were irate charges that the com mission had failed to condemn those responsible for the rioting last summer, and that the report's Armageddon tone was overly dramatic. But the most damaging gaffe by the eleven-member commission may turn out to have been something far more simple and personal: its disregard for President Johnson and what...

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