Jane Jacobs has died.
To my mind, she was exactly what an intellectual should be, in every respect.
I like the quote from the Globe and Mail referenced at Crooked Timber: “She believed implicitly that there was no such thing as a straight line in the way people thought.”
I’ll have some of that, bartender.
I read Cities and the Wealth of Nations this semester, in what time I could find between classes. She was seriously wonderful.