The Second Fall of Aristide
Against The Current vol. 117

Fatton, Robert Jr.

Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/07/2005
Year Published:  2005  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13158

Many observers in the progressive community have argued that the forced departure into exile of Haiti’s former President, Jean Bertrand Aristide, had little to do with his own policy failures or the country’s domestic class structure. Instead they blame the international community and especially American imperialism. While there is some truth to this argument, it is ultimately flawed; it ignores Haitian agency and exaggerates the omnipotence of U.S. hegemony.

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