Despite past attempts of urban theorists, city "fathers" and real estate hucksters to package Los Angeles as this or that kind of a city, L.A. resolutely maintains its status as an additive rather than a subtractive city, according to Rob Sullivan of UCLA. He says, "Los Angeles is carceral and postmodern and every huckster's dream and it is not a city at all. And yet it is more than all that as well." Read on.
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