[lit-ideas] Re: Katrina and the French Heat Wave

  • From: Teemu Pyyluoma <teme17@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2006 12:41:35 -0700 (PDT)

For starters, the French government at the time and
Chirac in particular were never popular. (One of the
funny recuring episodes pre-Iraq war was an American
telling a Frenchman that Chirac is corrupt! Really...)
Based on what little I know of French political
history, it seems to me that French governments in
general are unpopular.

And it was complete different kind of catastrophe than
Katrina. One was about failing to evacuate people and
provide relief, the other about failing to check up on
the elderly. Dodging responsibility is a common theme

Helsinki, Finland

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