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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Any city, however small, is in fact divided into two, one the city of the poor, the other of the rich; these are at war with one another.

- Plato, c. 378 BC

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U.S. secretary of agriculture Sonny Perdue meets with German minister of food and agriculture Christian Schmidt, 2017.

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Equal Climates

2017:

U.S. Department of Agriculture bans words related to climate change.

-350:

Aristotle denies that the climate is changing.

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LQ Podcast

#11 John Strausbaugh

Lewis H. Lapham talks with John Strausbaugh, author of City of Sedition: The History of New York City During the Civil War. More