Haiti: State

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If Haitian society cannot move forward and cannot realize the dream of modernity that sparked its revolution at the end of the 18th century, it is in part because it had an elite that lived by siphoning off the country’s productivity to support its personal consumption.

J. Michael Dash, “Rebuilding Haiti: The Next Two Hundred Years,” Haiti: Now and Next (2010)

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