Chicago: The Second City

Chicago: The Second City

Chicago: The Second City

Chicago: The Second City

Excerpt

The day after the first of my series of three pieces on Chicago appeared in The New Yorker I began getting letters from Chicagoans and people who had merely been there. The letters from the visitors, and from expatriates, were almost all favorable--those from people who were still there weren't. The most catamountainous of all came from the suburbs; the people who wouldn't live in the city if you gave them the place rose to its defense like fighters off peripheral air. fields in the Ruhr in 1944.

There was for example the woman from Oak Park, Illinois, who wrote:

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