Washington by Design
What the look of the nation's capital tells us.
Jun 16, 2008, Vol. 13, No. 38 • By RICHARD STRINER
Is the Jefferson Memorial "stranded," somehow, or cut off from the life of the Mall? Tell that to the visitors who flock to the Tidal Basin at cherry blossom time and rent paddle boats from which to gaze upon the Jefferson Memorial.
Richard Striner, professor of history at -Washington College, is the author, most recently, of Father Abraham: Lincoln's Relentless Struggle to End Slavery.