From Baltimore to San Francisco, many of America’s urban areas are blighted and in desperate need of reform.


eastbaltimore-554x350.pngBaltimore rowhouses, with the Johns Hopkins Hospital in the distance.(USDA/Flickr)

In the realm of military tactics, a raid can serve many purposes. It can keep the enemy off balance. It can probe for weakness. In the words of the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu, “You can be sure of succeeding in your attacks if you only attack places which are undefended.”


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