James Fallows: Our Towns – A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America

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A vivid, surprising portrait of the civic and economic reinvention taking place in America, town by town and generally out of view of the national media. A realistically positive and provocative view of the country between its coasts.

The America they saw is acutely conscious of its problems—from economic dislocation to the opioid scourge—but itis also crafting solutions, with a practical-minded determination at dramatic odds with the bitter paralysis of national politics. At times of dysfunction on a national level, reform possibilities have often arisen from the local level. The Fallowses describe America in the middle of one of these creative waves.

Below the fold: video & brilliant summary article.

The Reinvention of America

Americans don’t realize how fast the country is moving toward becoming a better version of itself.

The Atlantic, May 2018

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