Haiti’s forgotten Revolution and C.L.R. James

Haiti’s forgotten Revolution and C.L.R. James

The great Trindadian intellectual C.L.R. James’s The Black Jacobins is a decidedly partisan text, it has no pretensions of grandiose academic objectivity or liberal ‘fairness’. It is a great Marxist text, not great in the sense of providing a new...
Letter From Haiti: Life in the Ruins | by Amy Wilentz

Letter From Haiti: Life in the Ruins | by Amy Wilentz

Sometimes you can’t help but be sickened by the behavior of certain international organizations helping Haiti recover from the devastating January 2010 earthquake—hit, that is, by a wave of real physical nausea. The other day, I spent an afternoon in the...
Who is afraid of the masses in Haiti?

Who is afraid of the masses in Haiti?

A desperate humanitarian crisis is underway in Haiti. Since the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse in 2021, the country has been gripped by crippling levels of gang violence characterized by regular street battles, kidnappings, sexual assault, and the...