Mike Davis

  • Mike Davis Forced Readers to Embrace Specificity

    by Gabriel Winant

    The recently deceased radical scholar never allowed the particularity of historical moments to disappear under theoretical abstraction, which made his work powerful and compelling. 

  • Mike Davis Could See the Future

    by Hua Hsu

    Often wrongly called a "prophet of doom," Mike Davis worked to show how digging up the past could point the way to a humane future. 

  • Noir Politics in Mike Davis's "City of Quartz"

    by Charlotte Rosen

    The late Mike Davis wrote his influential and controversial history of Los Angeles as a noir thriller, exposing the greed and corruption beneath the sunny surface.