Dan Fagin

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On a warm midsummer night, a few months after my book about industrial pollution in the New Jersey town of Toms River was published, I watched a fireworks show over the Rhine River celebrating Swiss National Day. I was in Basel, the city where the chemical industry first took root more than 150 years ago.

From my vantage point on the Kleinbasel (Lesser Basel) side of the river near the fabled Middle Bridge, I could see the barges from which fusillades of rocketry were emerging with digitally choreographed precision. After the show, I strolled along the embankment and took in the nightscape as tens of thousands of Swiss reveled in the pleasures of prosperity: eating grilled bratwurst, drinking foamy cups of Feldschlösschen drawn from ice-cold kegs, and dancing to techno and American pop.…  Seguir leyendo »