The Australian wildfire disaster: Mad Max redux for the Lucky Country?
A political storm is raging around the wildfire response – or lack thereof – by the Australian government, personalized around the (in)actions of Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Remarkable footage of Morrison forcing a young, distressed, woman to shake his hand, and being snubbed by a firefighter, has predictably gone viral. But governments are not always punished in an election for actual or perceived ineffectiveness in the face of a disaster. President George W. Bush survive