Cities and the Megalopolis
The size of the cities in the book He, She and It, by Marge Piercy seem like what will happen to our country in the near future. The cities will just keep expanding and then cities borders will be almost nonexistent. A good example of this from the book is the description of a places they call the Megalopolises or glops for short. The glops are big areas of cities that take up the amount of land equivalent to that of the space between Boston and Atlanta. These places are lawless and are thought as dangerous areas to be in.(6) There are at least two of these glops in what was the United States and every other piece of land is either owned by a corporation or is a free city/town that are free to believe in whatever they want.
The main character in this book, Shira, grew up in one of these free city/town that was a community where the Jewish population could escape to live in safety. In this book, there was the two weeks war that ended with a nuke being launched and destroying Jerusalem. This left the Jewish without a country they can call home, so they escape to this free town on the east coast near where Boston used to be. This reminds me of all of the fighting that is happening in real life in the middle east. Hopefully this will never lead up to what happened in the book, but you never know with what is happening out there in the craziness of war.