For the second time in two years, we have seen images of disaster arising from the sea, ships and tankers washed inland, families evacuated from their homes, cities in darkness. In the forthcoming "3/11:The Fallout", writer Patrick Fox asks what lessons have we learned from Japan's earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown (or in the case of the Japanese government, what lessons have they refused to learn, and what responsibilities have they tried to avoid). The book also examines how you and your family can prepare for natural disasters and what economic forecasters call "Black Swan" events that could disrupt power, transport, communication and food supplies.
Before the book is published, let me ask you these questions, and leave you wondering how they relate to the contents of the book.
1. What do you do when you find yourself without electricity or gasoline?
2. Why are Venice and Catalonia suddenly campaigning for independence?
3. Why is a global media blackout concealing recent political developments in Iceland?
4. Who is Rebecca Solnit, and what is "A Paradise Built in Hell"?
5. Who is Hakim Bey, and what are Temporary Autonomous Zones?