"An Institute for Health and Social Justice book"--P.  of cover.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -464) and index.
Foreword / Jonathan Kozol -- Introduction / Noam Chomsky -- What's at stake in Haiti -- pt. 1. The uses of Haiti -- The template of a colony -- From Duvalierism to Duvalierism without Duvalier -- The power of the poor in Haiti -- The coup of 1991: the power of the rich in Haiti -- The uses of Haiti (reprise) -- pt. 2. A user's guide to Haiti -- On Guantánamo -- Chouchou Louis and the political economy of brutality -- Acéphie -- New myths for old -- Epilogue : The oppressor as savior -- Diagnosis -- What happened in Haiti? Where past is present -- Afterword / Larry Birns & Jessica Leight -- Endnotes -- Bibliography -- Index.
This book tells the truth about uncomfortable matters, uncomfortable, that is, for the structures of power and the doctrinal framework that protects them from critical scrutiny. It tells the truth about what has been happening in Haiti, and the U.S. role in its bitter fate.