Reviewing After the Storm: Black Intellectuals Explore the Meaning of Hurricane Katrina edited by David Dante Troutt. New York: New Press. 2006. Editor David Troutt has assembled a fascinating and wide-ranging collection of essays on the Katrina disaster. The contributing authors, primarily (though not exclusively) law professors, put the disaster into a larger context of American law and politics. While the authors' concerns and opinions are diverse, the interaction between human choice and the "natural" is a consistent theme running through the background of the book.
Thomas W. Joo,
Natural Is Not in It: Disaster, Race, and the Built Environment,
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