THE CITIZEN AND HIS GOVERNMENT by Alfred E. Smith

THE CITIZEN AND HIS GOVERNMENT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Disappointing, after the long wait -- for instead of presenting the citizen of the nation and his government, Alfred Smith presents, instead, the citizen of New York City, and his government. He assumes, probably, that he is the citizen everywhere but he makes him too essentially a New York product, with New York problems, to interest the general American public. His method --starting with the political club, and its place in city life, and going from there to district managers, borough and county units, the need for a new city charter, the relation of the city to the state government -- so far so good. But it doesn't fit the general and the larger picture, and thereby limits the sales.

Pub Date: May 15th, 1935
Publisher: Harper