Monday, February 8, 2010

Haiti and Duvalier's Long Shadow

In a land utterly impoverished by its historical and geopolitical heritage, says Amy Wilentz, no dechoukaj (uprooting, in Haitian Creole) could fully uproot the longstanding political culture: the desire for a strong leader to make things better single-handedly; the reflexive populist recourse to a cult of personality; the autocratic tendencies of the political class ... read more

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