Excerpt from Highways in Our National Life: A Symposium
Even so, complete coverage of topics relating to highways has not been obtained. The most obvious omission is that pertaining to military aspects. This gap has arisen from the inability of the editors to find authors both competent and willing to discuss them. Thus the reader will find no mention of Vauban or Haussmann, no ac count of Hitler's autobahnen, nor any discussion of the role of American highways in national defense, interesting as that last topic would have been for inclusion.
Although many of the contributors have examined the essays of others, as befits the nature of a symposium, the reader will find on occasion some slight overlapping within each general section. This is, in the editors' Opinion, not only inevitable but desirable, since each essay is considered as a whole and can be read without ref erence to others.
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