On the literary destruction of Los Angeles and the nervous breakdown of American exceptionalism.
Mike Davis is the author of several books, including Planet of Slums and City of Quartz.
People desperately need to go back to work and save what they can of their lives. But Mike Davis argues that a rapid reopening of the economy would only result in unspeakable tragedy for millions.
As coronavirus spreads rapidly around the world, outpacing our capacity for testing, let alone treatment, the long-anticipated monster is finally at the door. And with global capitalism so impotent in the face of this biological crisis, our demands must be for properly international public-health infrastructure.
The disastrous fires in California expose the absurdity of a system that ignores nature, flouts climate change, and builds entire towns that will inevitably burn.
We’ve heard for decades that socialism has a body count. But how does it compare to capitalism? Mike Davis discusses Stalin, Mao, and the staggering holocausts of capitalism’s nineteenth-century heyday.
The political and social war that is now inevitable in the United States could shape the character of the rest of the century.
The weak spots in Trump's victory show that the future still lies with Bernie's democratic-socialist coalition.
Mike Davis on the Trump phenomenon and why young people are so open to socialism.
Last night, Bernie Sanders showed the promise — and limits — of his economic populism.
A plan for rational improvements to the city of Los Angeles.