• When civilizations die

    Seriously, if this slide show doesn’t make you fear for the “permanence” of American prominence, then I don’t know what will:

    Take 3 minutes and look through the photos.  Then think about the fact that this is a city in America that was not subject to a natural disaster.

    Then think about how much time the media spent on stupid things last year.  Let’s try and make this year better.

    (h/t Jonathan Chait)

    • It’s just another ghost town. They happen. Angkor Wat on the Detroit River – the wages of corporatism writ in despoil.

    • Reminds me of a post a few months ago by David Byrne. It is much longer and full of prose.