A theme that was shown throughout "The Death and Life of Great American Cities" by Jane Jacobs, and "Red Harvest" by Dashiell Hammett, was the everlasting circle of corruption. The theme is shown to be the result of people and their promises and greed. In Jacobs’ novel, corruption rises from government guarantees and fortunately the ability to speak out against it, while in Hammett’s novel, corruption is the epitome of officials and businessman where violence is used to fight it. The want of power and money to make a living is what is exemplified by Hammett in “Poisonville” and then explained in process by Jacobs in regards to the real life subsidized dwelling process. The consequences of this corruption within politics prohibits communities to continue thriving and achieving what was originally targeted, as subsidized dwellings remain slums and violence to achieve power is used to purify itself. The following gallery will depict works that I believe connect to the novels theme.