Let’s face it, there are just sometimes where you can’t argue with someone, no matter what your ideologocial differences are. In the case of yesterday’s NY Times column by David Brooks, even the most liberal among us has gotta admit that this conservative just hit the nail on the head.
Hurricanes come in two waves. First comes the rainstorm, and then comes what the historian John Barry calls the “human storm” – the recriminations, the political conflict and the battle over compensation. Floods wash away the surface of society, the settled way things have been done. They expose the underlying power structures, the injustices, the patterns of corruption and the unacknowledged inequalities. When you look back over the meteorological turbulence in this nation’s history, it’s striking how often political turbulence followed. MORE