Friday, November 5, 2004
Democrat in a place on Earth
The Earth is becoming a lattice of metropolia with often more in common with other metropoles than with the general region of towns (let alone rurality) nearby the metropole.
This condition is largely one of large regions being centrally oriented by the metropole, as the Earth reverts progressively to global city-states: state of London, Parisia, Berlinstaat, Tokyowhatever, Beijing, etc. Cosmopoly, such as it may be, belongs to the lattice of city states.
Metropoles in America now face a big problem of understanding what just happened to them, and theres no shortage of commentary on it. If youre outside America, you might wonder: Whats really going on? Though theres no singular answer, Thomas Frank has as good a short explanation as youre likely to find. He has the real explanation.
-- 11:27 PM