Thursday, September 08, 2005

Comparing Disasters

Jesse Walker has an interesting article comparing various disasters and their accompanying reactions by the citizenry. Says Walker, in his Reason article "Disaster in New Orleans":
The civic breakdown we've seen in New Orleans is extremely atypical, not just next to smaller-scale emergencies like 9/11 but next to some of the worst natural and technological catastrophes of recent history.

Just so you haven't thrown in the towel on the human condition, tempting though it may sometimes be.

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