He claims he's working to make Chicago a "global city," but more and more residents have come to loathe him.reviews a new book about Rahm Emanuel.
"THIS IS Chicago, this is America." Those were the words of Mayor Richard J. Daley in 1968, pronounced in defense of police rioting against anti-Vietnam War protesters that erupted during the Democratic National Convention in 1968.
In a way, the legendary big-city "Boss" and his cryptic words about the quintessential American metropolis ring true nearly 50 years later in the Chicago of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
There are many differences between the city overseen by the father and son of the Daley dynasty and the so-called "global city" run by the man who has become known as Mayor 1 Percent. But the similarities remain, too: A deeply segregated city, home to some of the world's wealthiest individuals and institutions, as well as...