Lazy Wednesday Links

Still exhuasted from a long day of teaching on Tuesday, but I just wanted to mention a couple of interetsing links. Via Tom Tomorrow’s blog, Bill Moyers’ 1987 documentary, The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis (full-sized version here). I haven’t had time to watch the whole thing, but the references to the Iran-Contra scandal look interesting.

Also, an interesting New York Times article about attempts by several New York museums to rehabilitate the reputation of Robert Moses, the notorious “public-works kingpin” who stamped his vision irrevocably on New York City for over three decades, starving mass transit while building massive highways into the city. My perception of Moses is primarily informed by Robert Caro’s exquisitely-researched Power Broker and by Marshall Berman’s chapter on Moses in All that Is Solid Melts into Air, but it’s interesting to see Moses’s reputation being revisited at a moment when the city itself is undergoing significant changes.

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