Tuesday, May 23, 2006

New York Continues to Support a Fellow World Class City

From today's editorial in the New York Times:
The rationale against the city's rebirth hinged upon the notion that such damage could not have been prevented and would not be preventable in the future. We are trained by disaster films to see results like those as unavoidable, somehow preordained. What this report says clearly is that much of the death and destruction in New Orleans was a result of human failings, not nature's fury.

While efforts to shore up the battered levee system continue,large parts of it are still vulnerable. We owe it to New Orleans to get it right because there will be a next time.

3 comments:

Marco said...

Mr. Clio, I'm not a native New Yorker but NYC cares because it's a city and a port and has some soul. NYC probably has held more benefits than any other city in the great US of A. Keep on pushin'

Anonymous said...

Marco,
Thanks for your kind words. Life in the Big Easy is not that at all these days.

Remember, Rome wasn't built in a day...

mchebert said...

NYC has been great. The NY Times has been wonderful, as has NPR.

The Wall Street Journal has sucked. I am sometimes ashamed that I get that paper, but it is the only big city newspaper that delivers to my door here.

There is a basic reason why everyone should get behind the NOLA recovery effort. The protection system failed at every level, and if it is not fixed, it will fail for somebody else, just as it has for us.