Chicago Teachers v. Rahm Emanuel – by Stephen Lendman
Except for Harold Washington (1983 – 1987), Chicago never had populist mayors. Father (Richard J.) and son (Richard M.) Daley ran the city like their private fiefdom for over 40 years.
In his book “Boss,” noted journalist Mike Royko described Richard J. as follows:
“If ever a man reflected a city, it was Richard J. Daley.” He was “strong (and) hard-driving.” He had Texas-sized ambitions. He was also “arrogant, crude, conniving, ruthless, suspicious, intolerant, raucous, hot-tempered, devious, big and powerful.” He was Chicago.
Time magazine said Richard M. “wield(ed) near-imperial power.”
Current Mayor Rahm Emanuel matches
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