"Americans have always had a dislike of cities. From the time Thomas Jefferson who felt that the good life was to be found in rural areas to that of Frank Lloyd Wright who claimed that cities were for banking and prostitution and little else, the American city has received little sympathy on the part of most Americans."
Smolski, Chester, "A Proposal to the Governor: 'Let's get Together'" (2000). Smolski Texts. 238.