Bourdain’s Field Notes

This is it.

The last episode of our second season of Parts Unknown.

And I’m glad it’s set in Detroit. Because Detroit, for many Americans, is an abstraction—truly, if incredibly, a part unknown.

One need only look at some of our representatives who, a while back, were actually suggesting that it might be OK to let the beleaguered auto industry fend for itself, to leave Detroit to its fate, to see how blithely willing much of America would be to point the gun straight at their own head and pull the trigger.

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