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Mike Davis Forced Readers to Embrace Specificity
by Gabriel Winant
The recently deceased radical scholar never allowed the particularity of historical moments to disappear under theoretical abstraction, which made his work powerful and compelling.
SOURCE: The New Yorker
Mike Davis Could See the Future
by Hua Hsu
Often wrongly called a "prophet of doom," Mike Davis worked to show how digging up the past could point the way to a humane future.
SOURCE: Los Angeles Review of Books
California Historians and Writers Remember Mike Davis
Matt Garcia, William Deverell and others share personal reflections on their personal and professional intersections with the mold-breaking historian and activist.
Noir Politics in Mike Davis's "City of Quartz"
by Charlotte Rosen
The late Mike Davis wrote his influential and controversial history of Los Angeles as a noir thriller, exposing the greed and corruption beneath the sunny surface.
SOURCE: Mother Jones
A Scholar of American Doom Doesn’t See How Capitalism Can Fix This Crisis
"There are probably a billion and a half people, maybe more, maybe 2 billion, in the informal working class who have simply been triaged already in advance. So the fate of a very large minority of humanity has been determined now."
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