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The end of (urban) liberalism.
Journal of Urban Affairs (2012)
  • David Imbroscio, University of Louisville
"I greatly appreciate Professor Squires's spirited defense of, and advocacy for, liberal urban policy, a cause to which he has dedicated his long and productive career. Over the years I have found his work to be both insightful and edifying, while the indefatigable passion for social justice it radiates has been, and continues to be, an inspiration.

"Nevertheless, his apologia for the long-standing traditional liberal approach is problematic in various ways. As a result, I strongly believe it is time, at last, to move on—by rejecting liberalism as the foundation for urban policy. The situation we face is simply too dire to continue along this misguided path. New, fresh thinking and action is required—thinking and action that moves beyond ideological blinders and liberal shibboleths toward a more critical project that is as catholic in orientating philosophy as it is innovative in program."
Publication Date
February, 2012
Citation Information
David Imbroscio. "The end of (urban) liberalism." Journal of Urban Affairs Vol. 34 Iss. 1 (2012) p. 35 - 42 ISSN: 1467-9906
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