Worst Cases: Terror and Catastrophe in the Popular Imagination ebook
by Lee Clarke
In this book I look at the Worst full in the face. Lee Clark talks about critical infrastructure, how it relates to the social fabric of society and once a disaster strikes, critical infrastructure changes, hence, grave diggers, may be very important in the recovery phase.
In this book I look at the Worst full in the face. What I see is frightening, but also enlightening. I hold, tenuously, to the idea that knowing a thing permits comfort with that thing. This book is a must in every emergency planners professional library.
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The reign of terror included kidnapping, torture, rape, and murder, and led to the death or disappearance of some 9000 persons suspected or accused of being subversive.
The purpose of Worst Cases according to Clarke is his argument that throughout this book is that we ought to be thinking about worst cases in more prosaic venues than we usually do. I feel as though the author got his main point across to the audience not only by explaining disasters, their repercussions, and how society deals with these events. He explains how we as a society have been able to prepare for disaster events by looking to the past to see what needs to be done to lessen the degree of potential devastation Continue Reading.
In this book, Lee Clarke surveys the full range of possible catastrophes that animate and dominate the popular . A timely and necessary look into how we think about the unthinkable, Worst Cases will be must reading for anyone attuned to our current climate of threat and fear.
In this book, Lee Clarke surveys the full range of possible catastrophes that animate and dominate the popular imagination, from toxic spills and terrorism to plane crashes and pandemics.
Al Qaeda detonates a nuclear weapon in Times Square during rush hour, wiping out half of Manhattan and killing 500,000 people. A virulent strain of bird flu jumps to humans in Thailand, sweeps across Asia, and claims more than fifty million lives. A single freight car of chlorine derails on the outskirts of Los Angeles, spilling its contents and killing seven million.
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