Old Gods New Enigmas: Marxs Lost Theory

Mike Davis

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ISBN – 9781788732178
Format – Paperback
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Mike Davis
Set the Night on Fire L. A. in the Sixties


A magisterial, riveting movement history of Los Angeles in the ’60s.


Los Angeles in the ’60s was a hotbed of political and social upheaval. The city was a launchpad for Black Power – where Malcolm X and Angela Davis first came to prominence and the Watts uprising shook the nation. The city was home to the Chicano Blowouts and Chicano Moratorium, as well as being the birthplace of \”Asian American\” as a political identity. It was a locus of the antiwar movement, gay liberation movement, and women’s movement, and, of course, the capital of California counterculture.


Mike Davis and Jon Wiener provide the first comprehensive movement history of LA in the ’60s, drawing on extensive archival research and dozens of interviews with principal figures, as well as the authors’ storied personal histories as activists. Following on from Davis’ award-winning LA history, City of Quartz, Set the Night on Fire is a historical tour de force, delivered in scintillating and fiercely beautiful prose.

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City of Quartz Excavating the Future in Los Angeles


This new edition of the visionary social history of Los Angeles is \”as central to the L.A. canon as anything that . . . Joan Didion wrote in the seventies\” (New Yorker)

No metropolis has been more loved or more hated. To its official boosters, \”Los Angeles brings it all together.\” To detractors, L.A. is a sunlit mortuary where \”you can rot without feeling it.\” To Mike Davis, the author of this fiercely elegant and wide- ranging work of social history, Los Angeles is both utopia and dystopia, a place where the last Joshua trees are being plowed under to make room for model communities in the desert, where the rich have hired their own police to fend off street gangs, as well as armed Beirut militias.

In City of Quartz, Davis reconstructs L.A.’s shadow history and dissects its ethereal economy. He tells us who has the power and how they hold on to it. He gives us a city of Dickensian extremes, Pynchonesque conspiracies, and a desperation straight out of Nathaniel West–a city in which we may glimpse our own future mirrored with terrifying clarity. In this new edition, Davis provides a dazzling update on the city’s current status.

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