Shall We Abolish Proportional Representation?

Thursday, October 30, 1941

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Debate between George Hallett, Jr., of the Citizens' Union and the National Municipal League, and Abraham Kaplan, former state senator and chairman of the Repeal PR committee, regarding the finer points of proportional representation in the New York City Council. Moderated by Professor Joseph Kitchen, of the Department of Political Science at Queens College.

[Introduction calls this the inaugural episode of the fifth annual series, which could indicate that the date listed on the original catalog entry is incorrect by four years.]

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 69797
Municipal archives id: LT891


George Hervey Hallett, Abraham Kaplan and Joseph Kitchen


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About Queens College Forum

A series in celebration of Queens College and public discourse.

Originally a series of eight broadcasts in celebration of the completion of the first four years of the college and its first commencement, these lectures continued for a number of years after that milestone (1941-48). Reaching beyond the student body, these lectures strive to help guide people in the intelligent formation of their opinion.

The first half of the series was prepared and presented by the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Queens College and discusses particularly pressing difficulties of our time: race, delinquency, crime, public opinion formation, and future population policy. The second half of the series focuses on economic prospects in 1941: jobs, crisis, taxes, the consumer, and is presented by the Department of Economics of Queens College. 


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