Hurricane Katrina

  • Why Hurricane Katrina Was Not a Natural Disaster

    by Nicholas Lemann

    Fifteen years ago, New Orleans was nearly destroyed. A new book by Tulane historian Andy Horowitz suggests that the cause was decades of bad policy—and that nothing has changed.

  • New Perspectives on Hurricane Katrina

    In examining attitudes towards people who chose to stay in New Orleans despite the danger of Katrina, Anja Nadine Klopfer has reached an interesting conclusion. She argues that choosing to stay was a conscious decision based on local identity stemming from the Civil War-era.