STEVE STRIFFLER REFLECTS ON LESSONS FROM HURRICANE KATRINA ON 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE STORM

steveSLSA member Steve Striffler, with co-authors Adolph Reed Jr. and Michael Francis, argues that, “if New Orleans provides a lesson for the rest of the country, it is that we cannot afford the rule of bipartisan neoliberalism any longer; most of us never could afford it really, but the stakes grow higher all the time,” in an editorial published in Common Dreams on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The editorial, “Hurricane Katrina and Bernie Sanders: From Neoliberal Disaster to ‘Political Revolution‘,” is available via Common Dreams online.

Steve Striffler is the Doris Zemurray Stone Chair in Latin American Studies and Professor of Anthropology at the University of New Orleans. He recently co-edited, Working in the Big Easy: The History and Politics of Labor in New Orleans.

Adolph Reed Jr. is professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania. For the March 2014 issue of Harper’s magazine, he wrote, “Nothing Left: The Long, Slow Surrender of American Liberals,” and more recently, along with Mark Dudzic, he wrote the essay, “The Crisis of Labour and the Left in the United States,” which appeared in the Socialist Register (2015/Vol. 51).

Michael C. Francis, M.D., a native New Orleanian, practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in the city and has been engaged in the city’s civic life for decades.

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