Robert Reich: Detroit and the Bankruptcy of America’s Social ContractJuly 2013
A city’s downfall highlights the unprecedented income segregation that exists in the U.S. today.
Steve Fraser: The Archeology of DeclineDecember 2012
Debtpocalypse, austerity, and the hollowing out of America.
Jay Walljasper: The Surprise Behind Detroit’s Emerging ComebackOctober 2012
Young people are making a difference in the cities they call home.
Jay Walljasper: Not Your Father’s Motor CityAugust 2012
Southwest Detroit has defied the stereotype of urban decay.
Off the GridJune 2011
A photographer and former Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana observes the beauty of the dark and the politics of electricity. (With video.)
Guernica Contributor John Patrick Leary on WDET About “Detroitism”February 2011
|“A lot of the interest comes from a sense that the city of Detroit isn’t just an exception to the rule of the United States…that Detroit is, in some sense, the future of American cities…”|
John Patrick Leary: Further Reading for “Detroitism”January 2011
|Leary, author of this issue’s “Detroitism,” offers reading recommendations for putting together Detroit’s story, as well as the increasingly-familiar story of urban America in an era of prolonged economic crisis.|
Jay Walljasper: Detroit City Limits: Finding Devastation and Hope in a Hard Hit CityJuly 2010
The urban-suburban divide in Detroit shows the need to treat a metropolitan area as a single organism, rooted in a sense of the commons.