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7 September 2005

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Volume IV, Number 107
Class and Location, Not Race, Decided Katrina Aid -- Most Americans view their society through the prism of race. Given American history, that is hardly surprising, but it can lead to misinterpretation of events that, in turn, can lead to the wrong solutions to problems. Nowhere was this more evident than in the “analysis” of America’s relief efforts to help those harmed by Hurricane Katrina. Race was not the deciding factor in whether one got prompt help; class and geography were.

EU Nuke Talks With Iran Fail -- The European Union’s efforts to trade “incentives” for an end to Iran’s nuclear research program ended in failure yesterday. Security think-tanks say that Iran will now proceed with development of nuclear weaponry, and the theocrats in Tehran could have a bomb in 5 years if they really tried. Worse, the current global political situation in a real incentive to do so.

Marvel Enters Movie Business -- Summer movies have gone through a spate of superheroes in recent years. Batman, Catwoman, the Hulk, Spiderman, and Superman have all made it to the big screen – some more than once. There is a market for comic book movies (much to the chagrin of people who think grown-up movies are all too rare), but until now, the comic book publishers weren’t making anything out of the deal. Marvel Enterprises is about to change that by going into the movie biz.

New Orleans Needs More Yorkie Bars, Fewer Fruit Dumplings in Custard -- As the relief finally arrives in New Orleans, about a week late, foreign countries are doing what they can to help. One of the more surprising offers that has been accepted is a shipment of 500,000 army ration packets from Britain. British cooking has long been the butt of jokes told by Frenchmen and Italians. So what should hungry evacuees expect when they open up the packet?

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