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The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York Topics for Discussion

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As a young man Moses used to go by the East River and gaze over the land. What did he dream about?

Discuss the lessons Moses learns from Belle Moskowitz. Why are they valuable?

Discuss the problems involved in the Taylor Estate. Why is the Taylor Estate crucial to both sides?

Discuss how Moses builds his power base.

Roosevelt wants to oust Moses at the beginning of his administration, but by the end, he supports Moses. What happens that changes Roosevelt's position?

Discuss the Seabury investigation. Why is it important? What are the "Goo Goos?'

Discuss what is involved in the West Side Improvements project. How does this fulfill Moses' original dream?

Why and when does Moses team up with the Port Authority?

Discuss the meaning and the role of the Highwaymen.

Moses eventually loses his city positions. Explain how and why.

Discuss how Rockefeller...

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