How Close Are We?

One of the thing I found most disturbing about the vicious Yugoslav Civil War was how quickly a modern, Western, industrial society disintegrated into bloodthirsty anarchy, with people who had been neighbors for decades literally at each others’ throats overnight.  This chilling dispatch from Katrina-era New Orleans (and here a video on the same subject) makes me wonder just how close we in America are to the same sort of chaos.

Published in: on December 19, 2008 at 9:06 pm  Leave a Comment  
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