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By The Washington Post

The aftermath used to be nearly as devastating because the typhoon itself. within the ten years considering the fact that storm Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, New Orleans has replaced significantly, and The Washington publish returns to the sector to take the total degree of the city's lengthy, bothered, inspiring, unfinished comeback.

When storm Katrina hit the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29, 2005, it wrenched greater than one million humans from their houses and without end altered New Orleans—one of the country's cultural capitals. It reordered the city's economic system and inhabitants in ways in which are nonetheless being felt this day. What replaced? And what used to be misplaced within the intervening decade?

Dozens of Washington submit writers and photographers descended on New Orleans whilst Katrina hit, and plenty of of these comparable newshounds went again for the anniversary. What they discovered used to be a thriving urban, buttressed by means of a brand new $14.5 billion advanced of sea partitions, levees, pump stations and outfall canals. What they heard was once that, whereas a few mourn the lack of the hot Orleans' soul and authenticity, others—who observed a determined desire for development even sooner than the storm—welcome the rebuilding of latest Orleans into America's most recent tech hub.

This insightful, elegiac book, then, is either a from side to side examine New Orleans' comeback, choked with the voices of these who have been driven by way of Katrina's winds in instructions they by no means imagined.

"The urban, on stability, is much better off than sooner than Katrina," says Jason Berry, a prolific New Orleans writer.

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Led by the Soviet Union, the communist world was also eager to modernize. Modern technology meant large-scale, state-owned heavy industry. Modern ideas meant the new socialist worker, striving for progress and rejecting traditional religious ideas for a new secular dream of work and opportunity for all, with the rewards of this productivity divided equally. Modern institutions included the complex bureaucratic framework of state socialism, with careful, rational planning ensuring continued gains in efficiency and productivity.

We will look at how the world came to be so divided between rich and poor, and what this means for work, family, and education. Part Two (Chapters 5 through 8) looks at issues of power and conflict: the prospects for a more peaceful world emerging out of the cauldron of war, civil strife, and terrorism. We will start with conflict at the local level with strong ties to inequality: the problem of crime. Then we will explore how warfare has created the world we know and the prospects for peace. We will also examine repression and human rights and finally the ways that key areas of identity such as religion and ethnicity have proved to be both a source of strength and of turmoil.

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