Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Katrina Havoc Reflects the New America

Published on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 by the Long Island, NY Newsday, By Bill McKibben, Posted on Commondreams



"If the images of skyscrapers collapsed in heaps of ash were the end of one story - the United States safe on its isolated continent from the turmoil of the world - then the picture of the sodden Superdome with its peeling roof marks the beginning of the next story. It is the one that will dominate our politics in the coming decades of this century: America befuddled about how to cope with a planet suddenly turned unstable and unpredictable"