Saturday, June 13, 2009

We Had to Bulldoze the Village in Order to Save It

Peter Arnett call your office! Flint, Michigan, was the testing ground for a new "urban renewal" plan being considered by the administration:
Dozens of US cities may have entire neighbourhoods bulldozed as part of drastic "shrink to survive" proposals being considered by the Obama administration to tackle economic decline.
"Shrink to survive"? I'd prefer to call it "destroy to save". That conveys a more historical perspective... the American version of Carthago delenda est without the salt.

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