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There is a new way to live: America's future is in Detroit.


There is a new way to live in America, and it can happen - if we want it, if we fight for it. However that's not going to happen if we're OK with 1 in 3 people being kicked out of their homes, with a refugee crisis the size of Buffalo, with people not having access to water in the richest country in the world. If we're OK with that, Detroit's just going to be like anywhere else. The good news is there are a lot of brilliant people, both old and new, working to make this new Detroit a possibility.

Journalist Drew Philp explores the work of everyday living in Detroit - as regular people rebuild a community stripped of democratic control and basic state services, forging bonds of support and solidarity to survive in a present that looks more and more like the future for the rest of America.

Drew is author of A $500 House in Detroit: Rebuilding an Abandoned Home and an American City from Scribner. His wrote the article No water for poor people: the nine Americans who risked jail to seek justice for The Guardian.

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Drew Philp

Drew Philp is a journalist and freelance writer.


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