Exit, Stage Right

The sham architectural project to Make America Classical Again is in itself merely embarrassing. But in the larger political context it is a show of force, an anti-democratic performance, an attack on the redistributive function of the state. Those on the side of democracy underestimate the threat at their own peril.

The astroturfed crusade on behalf of classical architecture is the latest episode in an organized anti-democratic performance, an attack on the redistributive function of the state.

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  • Sandy Isenstadt
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Sandy Isenstadt

Sandy Isenstadt is a professor of architectural history at the University of Delaware, and a columnist for Places.

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Alan Thomas

Alan Thomas is a columnist for Places. He is Editorial Director for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Chicago Press and a photographer specializing in urban landscape.

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Keith Eggener

Keith Eggener is a columnist for Places. He is Marion Dean Ross Professor of Architectural History at the University of Oregon.

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Shannon Mattern

Shannon Mattern is a columnist for Places. She is a professor of anthropology at The New School in New York City.

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