In the Afterword to his forthcoming book Damning the Flood: Haiti and the Politics of Containment (Verso, 2010) Peter Hallward shows how “the factors that magnified the impact (of the January 2010 earthquake), and the responses it has solicited, are part and parcel of the fundamental conflict that has structured the last thirty years of Haitian history: the conflict between pí¨p la (the people, the poor) and members of the privileged elite, along with the armed forces and international collaborators who defend them.”

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The Renaissance of Haiti: A Template for Caribbean Integration P.J. Patterson. Twelfth Annual Eric Williams Memorial Lecture, FIU, October 15 2010