By N. Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York

ISBN-10: 0300093691

ISBN-13: 9780300093698

This quantity takes us on a travel of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's American Wing, which homes a set of yankee work, ornamental arts, richly offered interval rooms, and architectural monitors. the great survey starts with colonial portraiture after which lines the emergence and improvement of a countrywide superb arts culture. There are masterpieces of portray, sculpture, and drawing in addition to beautiful examples of yank furnishings, silver, glass, ceramics and textiles. Architectural displays comprise the wonderful marble facade of the department financial institution of the USA and the lounge of a Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie-style condo.

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The traits in question 30 THE “KATRINA EFFECT”: ON THE NATURE OF CATASTROPHE may be physically inherited, such as race, gender, or environmentally bestowed, such as wealth or poverty. Talents are assumed to be randomly distributed and everyone with the same talents is to have the same important life opportunities and access to political office and representation, regardless of disadvantageous or advantageous traits that are not the result of their deliberate efforts. ”3 Moreover, according to Rawls’ difference principle, inequality of outcomes, including wealth and income that result from talents and changes in policies and institutions are just, only if the most disadvantaged either benefit or are not made more disadvantaged.

3 Clifford Geertz, The Interpretation of Cultures: Selected Essays by Clifford Geertz (New York: Basic Books, 1973), 99. 4 Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan, ed. and introduced by J. C. A. Gaskin (1651, Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 1996), 222. 5 Naomi Zack, “Philosophy and Disaster,” Homeland Security Affairs 2, no. 1 (2006): 1–13 (3). 6 John M. Barry, Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997). CATASTROPHE AND THE “KATRINA EFFECT” 7 21 See Ruth Gordon, “Katrina, Race, Refugees and Images of the Third World,” in Hurricane Katrina: America’s Unnatural Disaster, eds.

He begins with a thought experiment for how to select the most just fundamental institutions and principles in a society—they are to be selected behind a “veil of ignorance,” where discussants do not know what their advantageous or disadvantageous traits are. The traits in question 30 THE “KATRINA EFFECT”: ON THE NATURE OF CATASTROPHE may be physically inherited, such as race, gender, or environmentally bestowed, such as wealth or poverty. Talents are assumed to be randomly distributed and everyone with the same talents is to have the same important life opportunities and access to political office and representation, regardless of disadvantageous or advantageous traits that are not the result of their deliberate efforts.

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