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Sunday, November 02, 2008

Denver Post - Colorado Voices


According to the Post, "Ryan Brown grew up in Colorado and is a sophomore at Duke University in Durham, N.C., where she is a features writer for the student newspaper and co-editor of the undergraduate literary magazine."

Ms. Brown's column concerns how the government has failed to help people in New Orleans, three years after Katrina.

Ms. Brown "had never seen anything like it — an entire American city submerged. I didn't know people could die in droves in a natural disaster in this country in the 21st century."

Welcome to reality, Ms. Brown. Mankind has not yet triumphed over hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis and mudslides. Nature is heartless. Rabbit babies get eaten by wolves. (Although I imagine the groundskeepers at Duke do a good job of keeping that from happening inside the gothic stone walls of the University.)

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