Nation: Help for the Cities

In his Great Society speech at the University of Michigan last May, President Johnson stressed the problems of U.S. cities, said that "it is harder and harder to live the good life of American cities today," warned that "our society will never be great until our cities are great." Last week the President set forth his plans for reviving the cities in a special message to Congress.

"The problems of the city are problems of housing and education," Johnson wrote. "They involve increasing employment and ending poverty. They call for beauty and nature, recreation,...

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