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KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON writes for National Review, and his work has appeared in publications including Politico and the New York Post. He was the 2015 Pulliam fellow at Hillsdale College in Michigan, and he is the author of The End Is Near and It’s Going To Be Awesome, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Socialism, and the Broadsides The Dependency Agenda and What Doomed Detroit.
Many cities have struggled with the decline of key industries, from Philadelphia’s shipyards to New York’s textile industry, but Detroit—which is now in bankruptcy—is both a victim of the decline of the Michigan automobile industry and a cause of it.
In this eye-opening Broadside, Kevin D. Williamson uncovers the hidden politics of the welfare state and documents the historical evidence that proves Lyndon B. Johnson’s “Great Society” was designed to do one thing: maximize the number of Americans dependent upon the government.