Book Discussion on Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina

Professor Dyson talked about his book Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster, published by Basic… read more

Professor Dyson talked about his book Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster, published by Basic Books. He criticized the U.S. government’s response to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, arguing that the Bush administration and FEMA’s failure to provide aid in a timely manner is another reminder of the deep class and racial divide in America. He analyzed the problems displaced survivors of Hurricane Katrina are facing today, and reflected on the idea of whether the storm was caused by God. After his presentation he answered audience members' questions. close

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Book Discussion on Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina

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191672-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Los Angeles, California, United States
First Aired:
Mar 19, 2006
Last Aired:
Aug 27, 2006

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  • Mar 19, 2006 | 11:28am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 25, 2006 | 4:16pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 16, 2006 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 27, 2006 | 2:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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