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The Pig and the Skyscraper by Marco D'Eramo

The Pig and the Skyscraper

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The Pig and the Skyscraper by Marco D'Eramo
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Oct 17, 2003 | ISBN 9781859844984

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“d’Eramo looks to Chicago both as a guide to what the future might be like for European and other cities, but also as a warning about what to avoid.”—Chicago Tribune

“Chicago, America’s megalopolis-as-metaphor, has found its leftward de Toqueville in Marco d’Eramo. His book is as rare as an Indian Head penny and as hard as truth. It is a book that Algren, Dreiser, Altgeld and Darrow would have acclaimed as ‘on the button.’”—Studs Terkel

“Little in the urban scene escapes his attention, and his polemic is a fascinating and wide-ranging contribution to contemporary social thought.”—Choice

“d’Eramo’s demonstration of the transfiguring power of capital is compelling.”—Guardian

“This kaleidoscope of a book, with its ability to surprise at every turn of the page, to excite the reader with a fresh insight, a new way of seeing, is to be strongly recommended.”—Frontline

“d’Eramo’s book examines different institutions that originated in or flourished in Chicago … rather than narrating a straightforward history. But he does so not just to understand the city or the United States, but also what it means to be ‘modern.’”—In These Times

“A serious-minded and insightful social analysis of Chicago as the penultimate example of the modern metropolis … A fascinating, in-depth account.”—Bookwatch

“For anyone concerned to gain a full-frontal view of ‘capitalism without a G-string,’ this is compelling reading.”—Socialist Review

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