Art: Poor Old U.S.

The U.S., elected by circumstance to pre-eminence and unpopularity, is coming in for sharp criticism from most of its candid friends and followers. Even the British, who have for a generation pursued a policy of polite restraint, are showing signs of collapsing into their traditional rudeness.*

Britain's Architectural Review devoted its December issue to one subject: "To investigate the mess that is man-made America, to attempt to discover why it has happened, and what, if anything, is likely to be done about it...The mere pressure of events suggests that if an answer does not appear soon,...

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