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Julian C. Chambliss is Professor of History at Rollins College, where he serves as coordinator of the Africa and African-American Studies Program as well as the Media, Arts, and Culture Special Interest Section for the Florida Conference of Historians.
Mar-a-Lago is the apotheosis of the Florida Dream in which wealthy interests degrade the environment and hollow out prospects for the poor. But as Hurricane Irma shows, this dream was never sustainable.