Jane
Jacobs

Awards

2004 Winner

Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing

for Dark Age Ahead

Jury Citation

Dark Age Ahead is a grave warning to a historical society losing its memory. In spare, exquisite prose, Jane Jacobs alerts us to the dangers facing the family, higher education, science and technology, the professions, and fiscal accountability. Drawing on history, geography, and anthropology, this book reflects a lifetime of study and observation, offering us lessons to avoid decline. For its elegance, its range, its relevance, and its insight into the contemporary world, we are pleased to award the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing to Dark Age Ahead.” – 2004 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing Jury (Pat Carney, Andrew Cohen, and Marci McDonald)