The “Versus Everyone” Paradox

Luke Burgis
12 min readMay 18, 2023

Detroit Vs. Everyone, and the problem of the One and the Many

Learn what you must do alone.

“Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, one by one.
—Charles MacKay

I’m from Michigan, so the “Detroit Vs. Everybody” (TM) slogan that emerged in 2012 resonated with me a bit. The city and my Detroit Lions simply don’t get a lot of…

--

--

Luke Burgis

Author of “WANTING: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life.” Find more at read.lukeburgis.com