From the December, 2006 issue of Touchstone
Minority Storm Report by Anne Hendershott

Minority Storm Report

The Politics of Disaster: Katrina, Big Government, and a New Strategy for Future Crises
by Marvin Olasky
W Publishing Group, 2006
(231 pages, $22.99, hardcover)

reviewed by Anne Hendershott

In the year since Hurricane Katrina blew through the South, more than a dozen books were published to document the disaster—and levy the blame. Most of the books, like Douglas Brinkley’s The Great Deluge and Jed Horne’s Breach of Faith, find fault with the government response. Others, like Michael Eric Dyson’s Come Hell or High Water, blame racism for the plight of the poor, mostly black victims trapped for days in the rising . . .


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