Jane Jacobs, in this 1962 appearance at a Books and Authors Luncheon, explains her current role as a community leader in the fight against what she views as the excesses and excrescences of the arrogant Modernist redesign of city neighborhoods.
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Maurice Dolbier introduces the day's speakers.
First, Frederic Morton, author of "The Rothschilds: Portrait of a Dynasty" discusses the Rothschild family, and particularly their love of fine food.
Jane Jacobs, ...