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New Left Review I/164, July-August 1987


Mike Davis

‘Chinatown’, Part Two? The ‘Internationalization’ of Downtown Los Angeles

jake gittes: How much are you worth?
noah cross: I have no idea. How much do you want?
gittes: I want to know what you’re worth—over ten million?
cross: Oh, my, yes.
gittes: Then why are you doing it? How much better can you eat? What can you buy that you can’t already afford?
cross: The future, Mr Gittes, the future. . .

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