Southern exposure

Katrina revealed profound failures at the national level. But it should also be seen, some historians argue, as a uniquely Southern event - one that exposes the burdens of Southern history.

(Shepard Sherbell / Corbis / Saba (left); Spencer Plat / Getty Images) Shepard Sherbell / Corbis / Saba (left); Spencer Plat / Getty Images
By Clay Risen
September 18, 2005

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HURRICANE KATRINA has taken its place as the worst natural disaster in American history, an immensity underlined by the unprecedented scope of the recovery plan outlined by President Bush in his speech from New Orleans' Jackson Square on Thursday night. But in many ways, so far little discussed in the national media, it can also be understood as a distinctly ... (Full article: 1572 words)

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