Dan’s critique of the gated community tradition is much more important than the not so spritzy Pritzker Prize. If Americans were taught about the history and achievement of our national and regional architectures, then regular annual proclamations might be more culturally significant.
(I’ve always silently sneered at the Pritzker
Prize as a cheap plug for their Hyatt hotel chain.)
More crucially, I think the entire scandal of our insane non-police
violence is not resolved, because most Americans fear well-deserved