Set the Night on Fire: LA in the Sixties

Set the Night on Fire details a decade in the life of a city with influence beyond its time and place.

The authors will discuss the background to the book and its relevance today, particularly in the context of urban crisis.

Mike Davis is the author of City of Quartz, Late Victorian Holocausts, Buda’s Wagon, and Planet of Slums. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and the Lannan Literary Award.

Jon Wiener (@jonwiener1) is a longtime Contributing Editor at The Nation and host and producer of Start Making Sense, the magazine’s weekly podcast. He is an Emeritus Professor of U.S. history at UC Irvine, and his books include Gimme Some Truth: The John Lennon FBI Files and How We Forgot the Cold War: A Historical Journey Across America. He lives in Los Angeles.

Hosted by the Department of Sociology, LSE











When: Mon., June 8, 2020 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Set the Night on Fire details a decade in the life of a city with influence beyond its time and place.

The authors will discuss the background to the book and its relevance today, particularly in the context of urban crisis.

Mike Davis is the author of City of Quartz, Late Victorian Holocausts, Buda’s Wagon, and Planet of Slums. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and the Lannan Literary Award.

Jon Wiener (@jonwiener1) is a longtime Contributing Editor at The Nation and host and producer of Start Making Sense, the magazine’s weekly podcast. He is an Emeritus Professor of U.S. history at UC Irvine, and his books include Gimme Some Truth: The John Lennon FBI Files and How We Forgot the Cold War: A Historical Journey Across America. He lives in Los Angeles.

Hosted by the Department of Sociology, LSE

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