Dark Age Ahead

Dark Age Ahead

Jane Jacobs


during this necessary publication, city visionary Jane Jacobs--renowned writer of The loss of life and lifetime of nice American Cities and The economic system of Cities--convincingly argues that as agrarianism offers strategy to a technology-based destiny, we stand on the point of a brand new darkish age, a interval of cultural cave in. Jacobs pinpoints 5 pillars of our tradition which are in severe decay: neighborhood and relatives; larger schooling; the powerful perform of technology; taxation, and executive; and the self-regulation of the realized professions. The corrosion of those pillars, Jacobs argues, is associated with societal ills comparable to environmental hindrance, racism, and the starting to be gulf among wealthy and bad. yet this can be a hopeful ebook in addition to a caution. Drawing on her large body of reference–from fifteenth-century chinese language shipbuilding to Ireland’s cultural rebirth–Jacobs indicates how the cycles of degradation will be arrested and our lifestyle renewed. Invigorating and obtainable, Dark Age forward is not just the crowning fulfillment of Jane Jacobs’ occupation, yet the most vital works of our time.

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