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Population Control

To the editors: Since the Oct. 5 publication of Jane Juffer’s important look at the seamier underside of the Chicago Housing Authority’s Operation Clean Sweep (appropriately titled “Clean Sweep’s Dirty Secret”), a side which our local media won’t show us, their commitment to class war and power being more pronounced than their commitment to revealing […]

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Comiskey Parking

To the editors. As Michael Miner made clear in his “Dreams of Field” [Hot Type, July 13], Chicago’s Comiskey Park still could be saved, at least a modest part of it–if, that is, the will to save the old ballpark were greater than the will to destroy it. But it isn’t: the state of Illinois’ […]

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Class Unconsciousness

To the editors: To paraphrase University of Chicago Nobel laureate Milton Friedman: Nothing could be more damaging to the capitalist system than for its corporate managers to actually believe all that garbage their PR departments have concocted about the keen social consciousness with which they run their industries. Friedman’s point is well taken. It also […]

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The Pfaffian Code

To the editors: Over the years, syndicated columnist William Pfaff has marred any number of curious tales in telling them. His work ranks among those most heavily indoctrinated with Cold War ideology, often to the point of sheer embarrassment. To cite just one of his many ludicrous examples: Back on June 11, Pfaff’s “The power […]