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Author Farmer, Paul, 1959-

Title The uses of Haiti / Paul Farmer ; [with a new epilogue by the author ; introduction by Noam Chomsky ; new foreword by Jonathan Kozol].

Imprint Monroe, Me. : Common Courage Press, 2006.

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Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    972.94073 FAR 2006    DUE 09-22-20
Edition 3rd ed.
Description 479 p. : 1 map ; 20 cm.
Note "An Institute for Health and Social Justice book"--P. [4] of cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [449]-464) and index.
Contents 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.
Summary 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.
Subject Poor -- Haiti.
Haiti -- Politics and government -- 1986-
Haiti -- Social conditions -- 1971-
Haiti -- Relations -- United States.
United States -- Relations -- Haiti.
ISBN 1567513441 (pbk.)
9781567513448 (pbk.)
156751345X (hbk.)
9781567513455 (hbk.)

 
    
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