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Mike Davis is the author of more than 20 books and more than 100 book chapters and essays. His scholarly interests include urban studies, economic...

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Not a Revolution—Yet


The demographic weaknesses in Donald Trump’s victory suggest America’s future still lies with Bernie Sanders and his supporters.

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Searching for ‘Famous Men’ in Alabama: Mike Davis on His Favorite Banned Book


When I first witnessed a blood-red Alabama sunset, I thought of the Gudger and Ricketts families, their backs bent under the heavy bags of cotton, looking at this biblical ending to their long day of toil. The urge to re-read Agee was overwhelming.

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Mike Davis is the author of more than 20 books and more than 100 book chapters and essays. His scholarly interests include urban studies, economic history and social movements. One of his best-known books, “City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles” won the Isaac Deutscher Award from the London School of Economics and was named a best book in urban politics by the American Political Science Association and has been translated into eight languages.

Davis, a professor at University of California Riverside’s Department of Creative Writing, was named a Macarthur Fellow in 1998 and was awared the Lannan Literary Award for Nonfiction in 2007.

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