By Tom Quiner
Hiroshima was reduced to rubble in an instant.
The year was 1945. America dropped an atomic bomb on this proud city, leading to the death of 60,000 people and the destruction of the city’s infrastructure.
The devastating impact of the weapon led to the immediate end of the Pacific War, concluding World War II.
When you look at the photos of Hiroshima in the aftermath of the bombing, your first reaction might be that this city will never rise again.
You would be wrong.
Today, Hiroshima is a thriving, beautiful city. It’s population has grown from about 380,000 in 1945 to nearly 1.2 million today. The city has flourished under capitalism and is devoid of a welfare system.
Detroit was reduced to rubble more slowly than Hiroshima.
Unlike Hiroshima, Detroit’s population has declined precipitously, from 1.7 million in 1960 to a little more than 700,000 today. The…