The Shame and the Hope of the Cities Leo Huberman Paul M. Sweezy DOI: https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-010-12-1959-04_1 Keywords: Ecology Abstract American cities are in a mess. The mess is getting worse. Barring a totally unexpected reversal of present trends, a series of breakdowns and crises is inevitable.This article can also be found at the Monthly Review website, where most recent articles are published in full.Click here to purchase a PDF version of this article at the Monthly Review website. Requires Subscription or Fee PDF (USD 3) Published 1959-04-01 Issue Vol. 10, No. 12: April 1959 Section Review of the Month Please see here for reprint requests.