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Jul 9, 2020

Mike Davis is a historian, political activist, and writer. He is the author of many books including City of Quartz, Buda’s Wagon, and Planet of Slums. His new book is Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the Sixties.

Davis has also written for The Nation and The New Statesman among other magazines and publications. Davis is also an editor of the New Left Review.

He is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and the Lannan Literary Award.

Davis is also a Distinguished Emeritus Professor in the Department of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside.

Mike Davis warns that the pandemic is only the first in a series of disasters which will include food and fresh water shortages, loss of jobs to AI, robotics and other new technologies, global climate change, and growing income and wealth inequality that will change the world as we know it.

Mike Davis also explains how if the Republicans lose control of the United States Congress, presidency, and other ruling bodies that there will likely be civil unrest as right-wing paramilitaries join together with White Americans en masse to fight a low intensity conflict modeled on the Jim Crow South’s “massive resistance” against the civil rights movement.

And Professor Davis warns that the Republican Party in the Age of Trump may represent the single greatest threat to human civilization in the world today.


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