Katrina brings out Fourth World in America

  • 2005-09-07
  • By Gwynne Dyer
It's not fair to blame George W. Bush for the disaster in New Orleans. He had nothing to do with the evacuation operation that left the poorest and most helpless people behind. If some of his appointees failed to give enough attention and money to the city's sea defenses, well, so have other appointees of other administrations for decades past. But George W. will get the blame, and that may set some long-overdue changes in motion.Americans are not merely outraged by the fate of New Orleans; they are deeply embarrassed, for this has been a public humiliation seen around the world. A visibly ...
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