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A unique, revelatory portrait of the civic and economic renewal already taking place across America, town by town and generally out of view of the national media. A surprisingly hopeful view of the country between its coasts.

For the last five years, James and Deborah Fallows have been traveling across America in a single-engine prop airplane, visiting smaller and medium-sized cities and meeting civic leaders, factory workers, recent immigrants, and young entrepreneurs to take the pulse and understand the prospects of places that usually draw notice only after a disaster or during a political campaign. Our Towns is the story of their journey—and an account of a country busy remaking itself, despite the challenges and paralysis of national politics.

James and Deborah Fallows will be in conversation with James Bennet. The editorial page editor of The New York Times, Bennet is in charge of the Opinion department. He oversees the editorial board and the Letters and Op-Ed sections


Photo of the Fallows by Kyle Chesser, Hands On Studio

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