31 NR&E Spring 2006 Tort suits? This was an act of nature, just furious and destructive nature, was it not? People should just pick themselves up by their bootstraps, perhaap with a helping hand from government and not go to court to point an accusing finger at others, should they not? The tort system is for something else, is it not? In his 1998 landmark book, Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America, John Barry describes the momentous social and political...