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think about it

this is not new orleans

what with rita bearing down on the gulf coast, the last thing i want to seem is unsympathetic. but today, as i attended the first meeting of a class on caribbean societies (for which i'm TAing again), i was struck by something the professor said, the import of which, purposely provocative (but not so off-mark), really seemed to ripple across the lecture-hall:

"Think of New Orleans after Katrina as a permanent condition, and you're thinking of Haiti."

how's that for perspective?


Blogger wayne&wax said...

more here.

11:02 AM  
Blogger ForwardEver said...

David Katz claims (after a recent visit) that Grenada has also been leveled to near non-existance by the string of huricanes. 80% total structural devesation was his stat.


12:31 AM  

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