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The Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse: Hurricane Sandy Rides In – November 8, 2012

Disaster has now become our national policy: we invite it in and it directs us, for better and worse.

The first horseman was named al-Qaeda in Manhattan, and it came as a message on September 11, 2001: that our meddling in the Middle East had sown rage and funded madness. We had meddled because of imperial ambition and because of oil, the black gold that fueled most of our machines and our largest corporations and too many of our politicians. The second horseman came not quite four years later. It was named Katrina, and this one too delivered a warning.

Brooklyn Bridge Photo by Barry YanowitzThis storm’s name shouldn’t be Sandy — though that means we’ve run through the alphabet all the
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by: Rebecca Solnit

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