edited the description of The Death of Detroit Friday, November 9, 2012.
Over the past sixty years, Detroit has lost over half of its population. In fact, the Motor City is the lone American metropolis to have boasted well over one million residents, only to lose that distinction in spectacular fashion. As the former "Paris of the West" became a ghost town, many observers were left scratching their heads: what caused this mass exodus? The Death of Detroit tackles the question head-on, and the answer suggests that it could be coming to a city near you.