When the government made communities

I have a piece up today in Places Journal on Rexford Tugwell’s battle with Robert Moses in New York City, in which I out myself as a believer in the Big State. The article is mostly about Tugwell’s brief time in New York, so there are lots of wonderful images from the Resettlement Administration that didn’t make it in. Here’s one favorite:

Arthur Rothstein, Poster from the Resettlement Administration’s Record Section (December 1935), Library of Congress