Reinventing the Midwest Narrative

“Want to change the reality? Change the narrative.” That’s what Central Michigan University history professor Stephen A. Jones suggests in this essay, published at DomeMagazine.com.┬áHe cites our recent special, Reinventing Our Cities, in which Donald Carter of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, said a better name for the region might be “Water Belt.”

Jones, who lives in Detroit, isn’t saying that all the region’s problems will end by calling itself something different. But, he says, “We must change the story.” What do you think?

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