We’ve all learned to distrust inflated media disaster figures (10,000 died from Katrina?), but even multiplied by ten the latest reports out of Pakistan (2.5 million homeless) are horrifying. Where will all these people end up? (London?) It’s also sobering to recall that a country in so much chaos is a nuclear power. The Pakistani quake is another reminder of what a strange crossroads we are at in history.
MEANWHILE, on the home front, tracking Katrina money is proving difficult.