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Thread #68954 Message #4028977
Posted By: Joe_F
18-Jan-20 - 06:12 PM
Thread Name: Help: Little Boxes (Malvina Reynolds) ticky-tacky?
Subject: RE: Help: Little Boxes (Malvina Reynolds) ticky-tacky?
John Keats's book _The Crack in the Picture Window_ (described in the linked article) is well worth looking up in this connection. It provides the social context in gritty detail, avoiding the foolish taboo on blaming the victim. The turn that the housing market took after the housing shortage following WW2 was a response, sometimes foolish but deserving some sympathy, to a set of real problems.