The Cities: What Next?

Detroit was a burned-out volcano, and although Milwaukee trembled, its authorities hammered down an iron lid that saved the city from massive hurt. Still, there was little peace in the nation's cities. From Providence, R.I., to Portland, Ore., communities large and small heard the sniper's staccato song, smelled the fire bomber's success, watched menacing crowds on the brink of becoming mindless mobs. The only consolation was that, compared with the agony of Newark and Detroit, last week's racial convulsions were more of a threat than a storm.

But what of next week...

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