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Monday, September 19, 2005

Exposing inequality

Sometimes wonderful, sometimes infuriating, often both. Andrew Sullivan continues his defence of conservatism over at the Daily Dish, this time criticising the Bush administration's inaction over Katrina.

He's right, of course, if you like that kind of thing. And despite the fact that we're from very different ends of the ideological divide, I find myself agreeing with him in a roundabout way. As he notes, many of the problems that have occurred in Katrina's aftermath have simply served to expose the inequalities existing in America (and elsewhere) today. Now there's a huge debate here that I won't go into now (but will return to later), but I think it's worth asking whether, now we've lifted the lid on this thing, we can ignore the problems around poverty, healthcare, education etc that every western country is facing.

Just saying is all...


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