Mike Davis

is an American social commentator, urban theorist, historian, and political activist. His books include: City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles (1990); Magical Urbanism: Latinos Reinvent the US City (2000); Planet of Slums (2006); Buda’s Wagon: A Brief History of the Car Bomb (2007).


The new ecology of war

An interview with Mike Davis

“Global epidemics and global terrorism are two problems that principally emanated from the slums. When one talks about ‘failed states’ one often means ‘failed cities’, such as Gaza, Sadr City or the slums of Port-au-Prince.” Urban theorist Mike Davis talks in interview about the evolution of the neoliberal city.

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