By Arkady Petrov

BRASILIA, BRAZIL - Brasília is not merely a city built out of nowhere, which would not be a small feat in itself. Nor is it only the founding myth of a country looking for itself.

Or, in the words of the opponents, a pharaonic gesture that invented the pernicious marriage of contractors with the State and inflation. It is this too, but it still is too little.

Brasília is not only one of the most unequal and segregating cities in the world. It is more than the greatest site of modern architecture on the planet; and . . .

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