The Politics of Disaster: Katrina, Big Government, and a New Strategy for Future Crises

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W Publishing Group, 2006 - Nature - 231 pages
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Why was the government not capable of responding to human need in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina? How will the "Katrina failure" impact the next presidential election? And just what should we expect--and not expect--from the government in times of crisis?

"Big government didn't work," says veteran journalist and political analyst Marvin Olasky. "And it is clear that a new paradigm for responding to national crisis has emerged. Private and faith-based organizations have stepped in and politics will never be the same."

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Pioneer of "compassionate conservatism," Olasky (The Tragedy of American Compassion ) turns to Katrina to show how politicians place political gain uppermost in their response to such calamities ... Read full review


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Marvin Olasky , the father of "compassionate conservatism," is a professor of journalism at the University of Texas (Austin) and the editor-in-chief of World, the national weekly news magazine from a biblical perspective. He has written 20 books of history and cultural analysis, including Compassionate Conservatism , The American Leadership Tradition , The Religions Next Door , and The Tragedy of American Compassion .

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