Caught in the Middle: America's Heartland in the Age of Globalization

August 4, 2009

By: Richard C. Longworth, Distinguished Fellow, Global Cities

The Midwest has always been the heart of America—both its economic bellwether and the repository of its national identity. Now, in a newly globalized age, the Midwest is challenged as never before. In Caught in the Middle, longtime Chicago Tribune reporter Richard Longworth explores the new reality of life in today’s heartland and reveals what these changes mean for the region—and the country.

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