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Clare Melhuish reviews. . .Ian Buruma's thoughts on anti-urban thinking

In view of Ian Buruma's extensive experience and knowledge of the Far East, it was disappointing that his lecture on anti-urbanism did not offer more detail and insight into the remarkable urban growth phenomenon of that part of the world. In fact, his disquisition on 'the city' offered only a very general overview of anti-urban sentiment through the ages, triggered by Buruma's personal reading of the world-wide response to the events of 11 September.

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