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Six Months After Katrina
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Six Months After Katrina

Sitting at Mass in St. Theresa’s Church on Camp Street in New Orleans some six months after Hurricane Katrina, my eyes rise naturally above the altar.  There, I see a large, ugly panel of various sheets of plywood and two-by-fours

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Francophobia on the Right

Several years ago in Paris I was surprised to find young pamphleteers outside the Hotel de Ville (or “Chateau Chirac” as an acquaintance would say) shouting out, “Down with the bearded, sold-out socialists!” When I told friends at home, they