On Creative Destruction, Myths, and Revolution

Authors

  • David E. Feldman

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-072-09-2021-02_6

Keywords:

Race, Labor, History, Political Economy, Movements, Inequality

Abstract

It is a testament to the clarity and scope of Mark Jay and Philip Conklin's vision that A People's History of Detroit is replete with insights for those trying to make sense of these deeply uncertain and troubling times. In it, Jay and Conklin show that "in order to give a true 'people's history,' one must do more than condemn the malevolence of those in power and celebrate the activists who have struggled for justice; one must also come to terms with the social system in which these people lived. In our case, this means confronting the logic of capital."

Published

2021-02-01

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Section

Reviews