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And yes, as I read it for the first time in its entirety, I chuckled at the seventies-style Public Service Announcements I had originally skipped over in favor of more salacious material.
Her potted chronicle of the influence of the Garden City movement in America simply skipped over the fecund pre—Second World War era, and she seemed unaware of Burnham’s Chicago Plan, with its comprehensive descriptions of a rich and varied city life, or of developments such as Forest Hills Gardens, which, with its mixture of uses and its density, was close to what she espoused.
This “Khitáb” is mostly skipped over by modern statesmen who will say, “Now after the nonsense let us come to the sense”; but their secretaries carefully weigh every word of it, and strongly resent all shortcomings.
Marie skipped over the gangplank and ran along the tow-path to Jan, who already had taken up Netteke's reins and was waiting for the signal to start.