Ever since 1905, the phrase has stuck to Philadelphia: Corrupt and Contented. That’s how journalist Lincoln Steffens described our town in his groundbreaking book, The Shame of the Cities, in the early 20th Century. Steffens’ reporting showed that there really were two Philadelphias—one with a set of rules for prosperous, connected insiders, and one where … Continue reading The Fix: A Post-Dougherty Anti-Corruption Crusade?
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