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Mike Tidwell: Abandon New Orleans

Posted by schroeder915 on December 8, 2005

Mike Tidwell, author of “Bayou Farewell: The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana’s Cajun Coast,” wrote this opinion which appeared in the Los Angeles Times:

AS WE NEAR the 100-day mark since Hurricane Katrina hit, it’s time we ended our national state of denial and abandon New Orleans for good.

We should call it quits not because New Orleans can’t be made relatively safe from hurricanes. It can be. And not because to do so is more trouble than it’s worth. It’s not. Instead, the hammers and brooms and chain saws should all be put away and the city permanently boarded up because the Bush administration has already given New Orleans a quiet kiss of death.

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One Response to “Mike Tidwell: Abandon New Orleans”

  1. ashley said

    Well, it looks to me like Tulane is well on the way to abandoning New Orleans.

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