Talk:The City in History

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Criticism[edit]

"Mumford notes in his preface that, due to the limitations of his personal experience and study, he is unable to explore regions he has less familiarity with, such as Spain and Latin America, Palestine (sic)...."

Why does a (sic) follow Palestine? Perhaps this might be POV? I think that the sentence should be framed differently.

It should also be pointed out that Mumford, in this book, claims that the free market system and the greed of capitalists is what is destroying civilizaion. His main premis is that of Rousseau: that bourgois thinking associated with cities is the root of all evil. Rousseau was the first to prescribe the abolition of the city.

Mumford believes large cities should be converted to large aggregates of small towns.

Marx, Mao Tse-tung and Pol Pot were all in agreement with Mumford. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.130.144.207 (talk) 20:37, 13 August 2008 (UTC)