Collecting Misery

In the December issue of New Criterion, our favorite doctor reviews the curious postcard collection of a French sociologist, which focuses on the monstrous public housing projects built after World War II.

Regardless of whether one views these housing projects as a heroic attempt to improve the standard of living of the lower classes or an exercise in totalitarian planning and social control, it is important that a record of the recent past should be preserved—if, at any rate, one considers the past as important in itself, whatever the use made of our knowledge of it.

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