Robert Reich: The Bankruptcy of Detroit and the Division of AmericaSeptember 2014
Buried within the bankruptcy of Detroit is a fundamental political and moral question.
Joshua Akers and John Patrick Leary: Detroit on $1 Million a DayJuly 2014
A response to Ben Austen's "Detroit Through Rose-Colored Glasses."
Small RebellionsJuly 2014
The civil rights icon on Detroit, the limits of protest organizing, and what she’s learned over seven decades of activism.
Maude Barlow: International Human Rights Violations in DetroitJune 2014
Measuring Detroit's destruction on a global scale.
Austerity Economics Is Like a Kick in the GroinJune 2014
RoboCop’s lessons for our time.
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.|