April 19, 2004 5:27 PM Subscribe
The Pentagon as Global Slumlord
-- by Urban Theorist Mike Davis
(author of City of Quartz
and Ecology of Fear
The battle of Fallujah, together with the conflicts unfolding in Shiia cities and Baghdad slums, are high-stakes tests, not just of U.S. policy in Iraq, but of Washington's ability to dominate what Pentagon planners consider the "key battlespace of the future" -- the Third World city.
His recent essay, Planet of Slums
provides more on the ever-growing living- (and battle-?)spaces for hundreds of millions.