Dark Age Reviewed
The New York Times book section features a review (registration req'd) of Jane Jacobs's new book, Dark Age Ahead, by Michiko Kakutani, who doesn't exactly find her latest compelling or insightful. A sample:
Part of what's wrong with this book is its methodology, or lack of one. Ms. Jacobs's most powerful writings have always [had] a spontaneous, ad hoc nature, eschewing a systematic approach in favor of a more intuitive one...This approach worked brilliantly in [The Death and Life of] Great American Cities. Dark Age, in contrast, tackles a much larger, more abstract subject that does not lend itself to her looping, discursive style. Instead... she serves up flimsily anecdotal evidence in support of her broader arguments.