Jed Horne

Pulitzer Prize winner Jed Horne is opinion editor of The Lens, where this column was initially published. NPR declared his Breach of Faith: Hurricane Katrina and the Near Death of a Great American City to be "the best of the Katrina books."

Evacuees wade down a flooded section of Interstate 610 as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston.

The Dutch Understand Flooding. Why Can't America Manage It?

More than a decade after Katrina pummeled New Orleans, Harvey has swamped Houston and highlighted the basic flaws in America’s approach to an imminent deluge.