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Part 3, Chapter 6 Summary

Toohey gathers with his socialist clan to talk about the playwright Ike's latest play. They all agree that it's awful, but the new drama critic for The Banner insists that it is a great play, simply because he says so. The critic says that his greatest achievement will be to laud the play and cause the public to flock to it with praise, even though it's terrible.

A new form of architecture is arising, stark buildings with four plain walls and a flat top. Toohey backs it, falsely crediting Cameron with the ugly, inelegant style. This is a bland, meaningless, plain style, but Toohey says that it is the future. When Peter reads Toohey's column about modern architecture, he is disturbed that Toohey didn't mention him. Francon retires and Peter takes on his designer Neil Dumont as a partner.

Part 3, Chapter 6 Analysis

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