In this Sept. 2, 2005, file photo, then-President George W. Bush listened as Mike Brown, the director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, delivered a briefing on Hurricane Katrina in Mobile, Ala. What we should have learned from Hurricane Katrina was that political poseurs with nothing much to offer besides bluster can nonetheless fool many people into believing that they are strong leaders. And that is a lesson we’re learning all over again as the 2016 presidential race unfolds, columnist Paul Krugman writes.
In this Sept. 2, 2005, file photo, then-President George W. Bush listened as Mike Brown, the director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, delivered a briefing on Hurricane Katrina in Mobile, Ala. What we should have learned from Hurricane Katrina was that political poseurs with nothing much to offer besides bluster can nonetheless fool many people into believing that they are strong leaders. And that is a lesson we’re learning all over again as the 2016 presidential race unfolds, columnist Paul Krugman writes. File photo by SUSAN WALSH The Associated Press
In this Sept. 2, 2005, file photo, then-President George W. Bush listened as Mike Brown, the director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, delivered a briefing on Hurricane Katrina in Mobile, Ala. What we should have learned from Hurricane Katrina was that political poseurs with nothing much to offer besides bluster can nonetheless fool many people into believing that they are strong leaders. And that is a lesson we’re learning all over again as the 2016 presidential race unfolds, columnist Paul Krugman writes. File photo by SUSAN WALSH The Associated Press

Paul Krugman: 10 years later, Katrina holds lessons for political poseurs

August 31, 2015 03:23 PM

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