Reimagining American Community

Dubai-AirportI am strangely, hideously transfixed by the vision of human society implied by the idea of the aerotropolis.  For an overview of the ideas promoted in the relatively new book of the same name, check out this, from the Guardian.  Welcome to a world where jet lag is the mark of civility.  Wish you were here.

About the Author
Born and raised on Manhattan, a small island in the Atlantic, Susannah Black received a degree from Amherst College and another one from Boston University. She has written for The Distributist Review, Front Porch Republic, Amherst Magazine, The L Magazine, and (in her young and foolish libertarian days) National Review. Having moved back to the New York area, she is now taking her stand in Central Queens, helping to run a sort of boarding facility/rental commune/household for her relatives and friends out of her great-grandparents’ big old house. She is also obsessed with tall ships and in the summers can be found helping to sail a schooner in New York Harbor. She blogs at