Monday, November 27, 2006

Robert Moses Fiorello La Guardia

from The Power Broker Robert Moses and the Decline of New York City by Robert A. Caro published in 1974. (page 453)

Jack Madigan, a Moses assistant, is talking of the tumultuous relationship between Fiorello La Guardia and Robert Moses the public works commissioner for both the state and city of New York who did the most to shape the development of that city from the 1920s to the 1970s.

"Other people dealt with personal feelings and emotions, got emotional about personal feelings, see, but these two fellows here, they dealt with subject matter --- that was what they got emotional about --- and when the subject was over, they could be friends again --- unless one of them brought up the subject matter again."


Post a Comment

<< Home