Monthly Archives: February 2016

Monthly Archives: February 2016

Flint and the Myth of American Exceptionalism

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“I remember when they built cars in Flint and you couldn’t drink the water in Mexico” – Flint resident   The reality is setting in that Flint’s lead water poisoning scandal runs deeper than a few bureaucratic “mistakes” by local and state politicians. We watch with horror at every new revelation of official negligence, cover-up and willful blindness. We feel a tinge of guilt, perhaps, when we hear the United Nations chastise the City of Detroit for violating the human …