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Poisoning the water: 2 new books assess Flint’s crisis

SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 | by Michael Hawthorne | CHICAGO TRIBUNE

“… Bracing and brutally persuasive, 'Roger & Me' is a post-Reagan primal scream for the working class left behind as the world changed rapidly around them. … At one point, Moore offhandedly notes the rat population exploded in Flint after the city cut back on garbage collection to save money. In her new book, 'The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy,' Anna Clark briskly outlines how a series of decisions made by GM and public officials before and after 'Roger & Me' led to a vastly more dangerous tragedy. …”

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