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  • Author:
    Paul Farmer
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Only 20 left in stock (more on the way). Paul Farmer is a wonderful human being who has devoted his life to helping the poor of Haiti get medical care. This is barely mentioned in the book. To me, this gives his opinions even more credibility. Therefore, the current happenings in Haiti are not mentioned in the book.

Paul Farmer’s The Uses of Haiti at first appears to be just a powerful intro to two hundred years of how empires have . Even more interesting, the book’s picture of Haiti unintentionally provides a living, recent parallel of so many of the characters, forces, and issues of first-century Palestine.

Paul Farmer’s The Uses of Haiti at first appears to be just a powerful intro to two hundred years of how empires have devastated Haiti, but it also turns out to be a model of how .

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"The Uses of Haiti "tells the truth about uncomfortable e, that is, for the structures of power and the doctrinal framework that protects them from critical scrutiny

"The Uses of Haiti "tells the truth about uncomfortable e, that is, for the structures of power and the doctrinal framework that protects them from critical scrutiny. It tells the truth about what has been happening in Haiti, and the . role in its bitter fate. -Noam Chomsky"A classic"-Jonathan Kozol, author, "Death at an Early Age "and "Savage Inequalities". "The Uses of Haiti "tells the truth about uncomfortable e, that is, for the structures of power and the doctrinal framework that protects them from critical scrutiny.

The Uses of Haiti Paul Farmer Snippet view - 1994. The Uses of Haiti Paul Farmer Snippet view - 2003. View all . Common terms and phrases. Paul Farmer is the Presley Professor of Medical Anthropology at Harvard Medical School, an attending physician in infectious disease and Chief of the Division of Social Medicine and Health Inequalities at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and co-founder of Partners In Health, an international non-profit organization that provides free health care and undertakes advocacy activities on behalf of those who are.

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Infections and Inequalities: The Modern Plagues . Paul Farmer, a physician and anthropologist with twenty years of experience working in Haiti, Peru, and Russia, argue. by Paul Farmer · Jonathan Kozol · Noam Chomsky. The Uses of Haiti tells the truth about uncomfortable e, that is, for the structures of power and the doctrinal framework that protects them from scrutiny. It tells the truth about what has been happening in Haiti, and the US role in. AIDS and Accusation: Haiti and the Geography of Blame.

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Award-winning author and cian Paul Farmer answers with this, the first full-length ethnographic study of AIDS in a poor society. When he was merely a persecuted priest, Haitian President JeanBertrand Aristide wrote of the unending goodness of poor Haitians in unimportant matters as well as the gravest issues. In a setting of near-total illiteracy, it is difficult to claim that a scholarly book could be a grave issue

"The Uses of Haiti tells the truth about uncomfortable matters-uncomfortable, that is, for the structures of power and the doctrinal framework that protects them from critical scrutiny. It tells the truth about what has been happening in Haiti, and the U.S. role in its bitter fate."-Noam Chomsky

"A classic"-Jonathan Kozol, author, Death at an Early Age and Savage Inequalities


sobolica
Paul Farmer is a wonderful human being who has devoted his life to helping the poor of Haiti get medical care. This is barely mentioned in the book. To me, this gives his opinions even more credibility.

He details the abuses of Haiti by our hegemony and then details the reasons for these abuses. I had always suspected the reasons, and my suspicions were confirmed. I wanted my opinions bolstered by facts or I wanted to change my opinions. This book was erudite, cogent, and salient. I want to say it was enjoyable, but the subject is so sad, that word does not quite fit.

If you're interested in Haiti's plight, this is a great boook to read.
Chi
I never knew the history of Haiti and was curious about how a country could be so devastatingly poor. Well, the answer is shocking but not totally unexpected. Haitians are not responsible for their fate and they could be saved if there was a will to do it. This is a book that will keep you engaged and is good if not cheery reading. It is one of those books I think should be required reading in school. Dr. Paul Farmer is an amazing man and should be an inspiration to us all.
Cointrius
For those interested in the history of Haiti and what Paul Farmer terms Colonial Enterprises domination this is a must read book. He was Mother Teresa to Haiti. We need him to return to that attitude God bless Paul Farmer
Enalonasa
Excellent book
Bundis
Good book. Farmer exposes his wealth of experience and the sad fate of Haiti in this book. A must read for all those who wish to work in Haiti.
Sinredeemer
The author mentions in his "Diagnosis" that he desires to avoid being "intellectually dishonest". Unfortunately, that is exactly what he has accomplished in this book. I would excuse the original edition for it's short-sightedness, given the incomplete story of Aristide and Preval, but with the facts now known, Farmer has made the conscious decision to skew facts in order to show support for his original hypothesis, and ironically, to further "use" Haiti for his own benefit.

One of the surprises when I first visited Haiti, after reading books such as this one, and hearing the stories that are so common about the nation, is how bad Haiti ISN'T! In fact, it is one of the greatest frustrations of Haitians, that books like these continue to propagate the woes of Haiti in lieu of the complete story that includes incredible accomplishments, a thriving culture and beautiful country (among other things). Haiti is beautiful, and Haiti is strong. The place where Farmer gets it right is in his title, "The Uses of Haiti." Numerous NGOs, private and public organizations, and other individuals and groups, thrive on the public perception of Haiti as horribly weak and needy. There might be the side which chooses to blame in order to build guilt (such as in the case of Farmer), or the side that simply tugs on the heartstrings of the developing world by showing the worst of Haiti. Haiti's poor are an extremely valuable marketing tool used by "non-profit" organizations which pocket millions of "aid" money. So here, Farmer gets it right on the surface, at least.

I simply can't get into the vast amount of inconsistencies and outright deceptions in Farmer's book. And it horrifies me to think of his reasons for such deceit, but there are some very easily researched points that I will bring up. First, Farmer indicates that Aristide was happy to step down in order to have a democratically elected president take his place. In reality, Preval was a friend of Aristide, and the corruption in Aristide's administration is what secured Preval's win. In addition, Aristide only "supported" Preval (i.e., named his successor) after he first tried to (illegally) retain his seat and was opposed. Shortly afterward in his book, Farmer states that Aristide won "in a landslide" in his second election. This is interesting, and accurate if one looks at the percentage of votes for Aristide. But the other side is that only 5% of the eligible voters participated in the election, due to fear of the CURRENT administration (Preval/Aristide). He cites "overwhelming support" and that the Haitians were "eager to re-elect him". Does 5% sound like "eager" to you? Mr. Farmer, you are a blatant liar, twisting facts in order to place blame on those you wish were at fault, and ignoring the actual enemy of Haiti.

Throughout the book, Farmer also points his finger at every American Republican he can find to blame, ignoring that it was first Clinton who blocked loans to Aristide, because Aristide's administration was shown to be so corrupt that the money was assumed to "go to waste". This was not initiated by the Bush II administration as Farmer would have us think.

The solution for Haiti comes from the same solution for the U.S. and everywhere. Right now, Haiti is the victim of the Curley Effect. It's the same thing that has pushed Detroit and other U.S. cities to dire need. Politicians use the plight of the poor to bring in "aid" money, from which they take a large portion and then "redistribute" a remainder to the poor to make it look as if they are generous. Sure, Aristide did some good. And so did the U.S. forces at the time of their occupation. But without a strong middle-class which can be used as a virtual ladder upon which the poor can climb out of their poverty, Haiti and Detroit will remain in their current condition. It is the conservative policies so hated by Farmer, which help to build such middle-class strength. But if Haiti is truly strong, then Farmer will have no market for his book, and he risks the embarrassment of having to admit he was wrong after-all. Instead, he will continue to deceive. Shame on you, Paul!
Gozragore
It is very hard to view the world with anything but pure cynicism after reading the book. Even the title suggests it. Reading about the history and the current troubles of this tiny nation, which has so much in common with the United States, is both depressing and maddening.
This book is a very important read for anyone who is interested in US foreign policy or Latin America. As Farmer says, Haiti is usually not thought of as part of Latin America (indeed, it's usually not thought of at all) but it should be. Like all of Farmer's books, it is extremely well written: it is a fairly quick read that is chock full of information, but it is never overly technical. Someone who is not familiar with the subject or the region (like me, before I read this book) would have no problem reading it.
In fact, I suggest that you keep 2 or 3 copies on you at all times. That way when someone makes an ignorant comment about Voodoo (no matter how multi-cultural and intelligent they're trying to sound) you can hand them a copy and tell them to learn a bit more about Haiti.
EDIT - There seems to be something of a smear campaign going on against this book. The book was originaly published in 1994, and this edition came out in 2003. Therefore, the current happenings in Haiti are not mentioned in the book. One reviewer mentioned that Farmer is so rich because Aristide is lining his pockets. This reviewer is overlooking the fact that Farmer is one of the head doctors at one of the largest hospitals in the US (a post that pays a pretty penny), and teaches at Harvard (ditto), and does frequent speaking tours, is a published author, and much more. Farmer is also quite open about the fact that he lives in a tiny appartment in a very bleak area of Boston, and puts his tremendous earnings right back into Partners in Health.