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The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York - Part 4, Chapter 14 Changing Summary & Analysis

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Part 4, Chapter 14 Changing Summary

Moses believes in power and for many years his plans are foiled because he doesn't have the power to necessary to carry them out. When Moses wants something he wants it now. The men who were in charge of the existing parks thought they would remain in charge in spite of the Parks Council, whose role they thought was purely advisory. They find out that they are very wrong in that regard. When they finally read the bills that Moses drafted, they find that the chairman holds all the power. They also learn that they can't vote Moses out; they don't have enough votes.

As we read in the book in regards to that power, "The nature of these fights hints that power was now, for the first time in his life, becoming an end in itself, that he...

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