‘Our Towns’ shows citizens working to rebuild communities

New America CEO Anne-Marie Slaughter talks to Atlantic correspondent James Fallows and his wife Deborah about their book, “Our Towns.” Fallows has reported on some of the most important global stories of our time and now turns his attention to how towns across America are working to rebuild in the wake of massive change. The book shines a light on the citizens working to rebuild their communities.

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