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The economic history of the grid points to a simple, large truth. Possessing power is quite different than using it to one's own advantage. This large, simple truth is important in understanding the power to neutralize a city. Those who could do so were disturbed in their pursuits by a set of difficulties inherent in the very act of treating the world neutrally.

The Conscience of the Eye (p. 54), Richard Sennett