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Paramilitarism and the Assault on Democracy in Haiti

Paramilitarism and the Assault on Democracy in Haiti

by Jeb Sprague
     
 

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In this alarming account, Jeb Sprague investigates the dangerous world of right-wing paramilitarism in Haiti and its role in undermining the democratic aspirations of the Haitian people. The product of year of original research, this book draws on over fifty interviews-some of which placed the author in severe danger-and more than 11,000 documents secured through

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In this alarming account, Jeb Sprague investigates the dangerous world of right-wing paramilitarism in Haiti and its role in undermining the democratic aspirations of the Haitian people. The product of year of original research, this book draws on over fifty interviews-some of which placed the author in severe danger-and more than 11,000 documents secured through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

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"A must-read not only for Haitianists, but also for anyone interested in the processes of political destabilization and popular disempowerment."-Robert Fatton, professor of politics, University of Virginia; author,Haiti’s Predatory Republic

"A brilliant diagnosis of the history of political violence in Haiti. Here’s a book that I will recommend everyone to read."-Jean Sénat Fleury, Haitian investigating judge of the Raboteau massacre in Gonaïves; author,The Challenges of Judicial Reform in Haiti

"It is absolutely imperative for Haiti’s history that such a detailed account of the role of paramilitary violence in the country be recorded. . . the marshalling of facts and events and the meticulous references are phenomenal."-Mildred Trouillot-Aristide,former First Lady of Haiti

"In this crucial work, based on years of interviews, investigative reporting, and analysis of classified U.S. government documents, veteran journalist and scholar Jeb Sprague provides a shocking account of the role of paramilitaries in subverting the aspirations of the Haitian people for democracy, freedom, and development."-William I. Robinson, professor of sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara; author,Latin America and Global Capitalism

"The most substantial and detailed account yet written of the paramilitary insurgency that contributed to the internationally-sanctioned overthrow of Haiti’s constitutional government in 2004. . . . a thorough and convincing analysis of this scandalously under-studied sequence."-Peter Hallward, professor of philosophy, Kingston University, London; author,Damming the Flood: Haiti and the Politics of Containment

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583673003
Publisher:
Monthly Review Press
Publication date:
08/01/2012
Pages:
375
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.28(d)

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It is absolutely imperative for Haiti’s history that such a detailed account of the role of paramilitary violence in the country be recorded. . . the marshalling of facts and events and the meticulous references are phenomenal."-Mildred Trouillot-Aristide,former First Lady of Haiti

"The most substantial and detailed account yet written of the paramilitary insurgency that contributed to the internationally-sanctioned overthrow of Haiti’s constitutional government in 2004. . . . a thorough and convincing analysis of this scandalously under-studied sequence."-Peter Hallward, professor of philosophy, Kingston University, London; author,Damming the Flood: Haiti and the Politics of Containment

"In this crucial work, based on years of interviews, investigative reporting, and analysis of classified U.S. government documents, veteran journalist and scholar Jeb Sprague provides a shocking account of the role of paramilitaries in subverting the aspirations of the Haitian people for democracy, freedom, and development."-William I. Robinson, professor of sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara; author,Latin America and Global Capitalism

"A must-read not only for Haitianists, but also for anyone interested in the processes of political destabilization and popular disempowerment."-Robert Fatton, professor of politics, University of Virginia; author,Haiti's Predatory Republic

"A brilliant diagnosis of the history of political violence in Haiti. Here’s a book that I will recommend everyone to read."-Jean Sénat Fleury, Haitian investigating judge of the Raboteau massacre in Gonaïves; author,The Challenges of Judicial Reform in Haiti

Meet the Author

Jeb Sprague is a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He received a Project Censored Award in 2008 for an article (coauthored with Haitian journalist Wadner Pierre) from Port-au-Prince, and has written for the Inter Press Service, TeleSUR, Al Jazeera, Z Magazine, NACLA, Haiti Liberté, Haiti Progrès, among numerous journals. This is his first book.

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