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Haiti: Time for Clinton and Co to Pack and Go

Haiti: Time for Clinton and Co to Pack and Go

Once more, we have tasted salt. We have mourned our dead from the earthquake and the cholera epidemic. The collective depression, the temporary zombification has lifted. It is time to evict the occupier and pursue the traitors and enemies of our independence. No exception. This is not the first time the United States has occupied [...]

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The Myth of India as a Superpower

The Myth of India as a Superpower

The verdict of the world press is finally out: India, they say, is no longer a poor, despicable country as depicted by orientalist European cinema and novels but is now a superpower. To strengthen their argument, they show us India’s nuclear arsenal. If this does not suffice, they show us that the wealth of the [...]

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Blast from the Cold War: Danger and Futility of Nuclear Proliferation

Blast from the Cold War: Danger and Futility of Nuclear Proliferation

Why keep an irrelevance? In the world of defense, nuclear weapons have assumed a stature of near futility. While conferences, think tanks, and superfluous professorial chairs exist on the subject of nuclear studies, the stark reality remains that the nuclear weapon is redundant as a weapon of security. The problems of nuclear insecurity, notably to [...]

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Junk Food for Profit: Fat, Sick and Addicted

Junk Food for Profit: Fat, Sick and Addicted

  “We are what we eat,” as the old adage says. “If you eat a hamburger one day, then its atoms and molecules will end up making your cell walls and different organs and tissues,” explains Logan McCarty, a lecturer on chemistry, chemical biology, and physics at Harvard University. For humans, as for other animals, [...]

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Fox in the Chicken Coop: Outsourcing Customs Tax Collection in Haiti and Elsewhere

Fox in the Chicken Coop: Outsourcing Customs Tax Collection in Haiti and Elsewhere

Haitian President Michel Martelly, along with dozens of cabinet ministers and members of the private business sector, went on a European tour from October 27 to November 2, 2014, to promote the notion that Haiti is “open for business” with Europe. We are beginning to get a glimpse of the kind of business they had [...]

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