Let’s hope not.

(CNSNews.com) – Chicago, a city plagued by gangs, murder and a failing public education system, “is the most American of American cities,” says Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Speaking to political science students at Northwestern University last week, Emanuel noted that they were reading about Chicago:

“You’re studying, in my view, what I believe — Chicago is the most American of American cities. It’s not just any city. If you want to come and see America, you come to its heartland. And what is the capital of that heartland? Chicago.”

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