The Ideal City, attributed to Fra Carnevale, c. 1482. Walters Art Museum, Baltimore.

The Ideal City, attributed to Fra Carnevale, c. 1482. Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 

The City

Volume III, Number 4 | fall 2010

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City Narratives

The tumultuous histories of Algiers, Istanbul, Beijing, and Mexico City.

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I even gave up, for a while, stopping by the window of the room to look out at the lights and deep, illuminated streets. That’s a form of dying, that losing contact with the city like that.

- Philip K. Dick, 1972

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LQ Podcast

#04 William Hogeland

Lewis Lapham talks with William Hogeland about the creation of the United States’ first standing army and its victory over a coalition of Indian forces that sought to halt the country’s expansion. More