Anne Applebaum's column today aptly captures the cognitive dissonance--the "twlight zone," as one resident put it--that afflicts the city. An intense emotional desire to rebuild everything as before clashes with post-Katrina's harsh reality: that a rebuilt city must of necessity be smaller and different in character than the old Crescent City. Applebaum concludes that until the reality is accepted New Orleans will stay in its suspended animation. She is right. In another development, prodded by a federal judge, the Governor has postponed the city's elections from 2/4 to 4/22.
Applebaum: 'It's Like the Twlight Zone'