American society might be uniquely constituted to work together during crises, but elsewhere in the world, bad instincts or habits lead political and corporate leaders to mislead, hide, and deny disasters or impending doom.
What does Dave Barry think about Hurricane Irma? The humor columnist knows a storm is coming when his home preparation includes lentils and jerky in the hurricane food pantry and a giant generator that doesn’t work.
Years in the making, the Asia Pivot is accidentally now in full swing. China's overreach and North Korea's behavior have made possible what previous administrations had tried - but failed - to implement fully.
Natural disasters know no political boundaries. And that’s why international humanitarian relief flows so quickly, and in such great and humbling quantities, when hurricanes, earthquakes and tsunamis strike.
The people suffering the ordeal of Hurricane Harvey will someday remember it not simply for what they lost, but also for what they found. In the danger and fear, they will remember that they discovered generosity and sacrifice.