Paul Cox is an anthropologist and writer based in Copenhagen, Denmark. His work covers development and disaster around the world, with publications strewn all the way from the journal Disasters to The New Inquiry and Hyperallergic. With his father, Stan Cox, he is a co-author of How the World Breaks: Life in Catastrophe’s Path, from the Caribbean to Siberia (The New Press).
By Stan Cox, Paul Cox, Green Social Thought
Heroes don’t blame others when calamity strikes; victims don’t manage to find a way out of their vulnerability. Those who suffer unnatural disasters do both, as required, and that is the way the world will heal.