• Prof. Mike Davis

The Dystopian Future of Malibu Wildfires


Public Enemy's Chuck D once rapped, "Burn, Hollywood ,Burn"; UC Irvine professor Mike Davis is not by any accounts a rapper but he's written the remix: Let Malibu Burn. Like the LA Times' Gustavo Arellano saw fit to do after the devastating Woolsey fire, we're revisiting a few of Professor Davis' greatest hits, tunes he has been sounding out since 1995 that fighting fires in the fire-prone seaside enclave is a waste of public resources.

Let Malibu Burn: LA Weekly c. 1996

The case for Letting Malibu Burn ( JSTOR/ Environmental History Review)

Interview with Jacobin Magazine (c. Nov. 2018)


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