Looking Back at William H. Whyte: A Thinker Bent on Reshaping City Life

From a New York Times review by Alexandra Jacobs of the book by Richard K. Rein titled “American Urbanist: How William H. Whyte’s Unconventional Wisdom Reshaped Public Life”:

Before crowdsourcing, there was groupthink. The first sounds almost jolly: a mosh pit of ideas. The second, a term introduced with sinister Orwellian overtones by William H. Whyte in a 1952 article for Fortune magazine, describes how creativity and even morality can be stifled by consensus.