Oh The Humanity

by Richard Brookhiser

All the relatives of a dear friend of mine–mother, brother, nieces, assorted families–lived in St. Bernard’s Parish, one of the hardest hit New Orleans suburbs. They’re in Baton Rouge, all ten of them (plus five friends) in an emergency evacuation apartment. The brother’s flooded house was totally destroyed by a post-hurricane tornado, adding insult and injury to injury. And so many are so much worse off.