Reading Guide for Remnick’s Dr. Wilson
the questions below first, so that you will know what you are looking
for. Then read the entire article,
underlining & marginal-noting as you go and mindful of the questions you
will answer. Then answer the questions
below in your own words and without referring to the text as much as
Wilson's Answer to "What is to be done?": (page 1) (page 11):
A Brief History of Chicago's Decline (pages 3-4):
I The Man…
Describe WJW’s personal, educational and professional
(Why is the trajectory of WJW’s
own career a “dangerous” model for urban policy wonks?)
II And his
Describe the context, thesis and WJW’s
of Power, Racism and
Describe the context, thesis and reception of The
Declining Significance of Race (1978).
Describe the context, thesis and reception
of The Truly Disadvantaged (1987).
Describe the context, thesis (work and race), and likely reception of When
Work Disappears (1996).
III And his Ideas
say to Dr. Hilfiker?
say to Mr. Coates?
say to Mr. Liebow?