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The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York - Part 4, Chapter 24 Driving Summary & Analysis

Robert Caro
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Part 4, Chapter 24 Driving Summary

Moses requires a continuous supply of federal funds to finance his projects and there is no guarantee that such funds will be available. As the economy recovers from the Depression, the WPA funds are quickly disappearing. Moses has to build projects as fast as possible to take advantage of the funding. He has to get through the city's red tape. "His usual technique with an insufficiently compliant departmental official was to demand that he be fired. Moses would attempt to convince the department's commissioner to do so by 'confidentially' revealing to him damaging personal information dug up by his 'bloodhounds.' And if they hadn't been able to dig up any, Moses invented some" (Chapter 24, pg. 469).

His smear tactics are either public or private. The year is 1935 and it is the beginning of the House Un-American Activities Committee hearing...

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