Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Paramilitarism and the Assault on Democracy in Haiti” as Want to Read:
Paramilitarism and the Assault on Democracy in Haiti
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Paramilitarism and the Assault on Democracy in Haiti

4.83  ·  Rating details ·  12 ratings  ·  5 reviews
In this path-breaking book, Jeb Sprague investigates the dangerous world of right-wing paramilitarism in Haiti and its role in undermining the democratic aspirations of the Haitian people. Sprague focuses on the period beginning in 1990 with the rise of Haiti's first democratically elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and the right-wing movements that succeeded in dr ...more
Hardcover, 375 pages
Published August 1st 2012 by Monthly Review Press
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

Be the first to ask a question about Paramilitarism and the Assault on Democracy in Haiti

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-34
Average rating 4.83  · 
Rating details
 ·  12 ratings  ·  5 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of Paramilitarism and the Assault on Democracy in Haiti
B Sarv
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Before getting into my actual review of this book, a book I strongly recommend, I want to share with you some of the other learning resources I have used to try to help me understand Haiti before I read this book. I share these because each of them prepared me for Mr. Sprague’s superlative work in different ways. Still these resources are not necessary to understand the events described in this book – it stands alone as a learning experience. So below I am listing four books and a podcast about ...more
Ben
Oct 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/09/1...

September 12, 2012
Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on google More Sharing Services 18
Terrorizing Haiti's Poor Majority
Haiti’s Blood-Soaked Paramilitaries
by BEN TERRALL

Jeb Sprague’s definitive Paramilitarism and the Assault on Democracy in Haiti (Monthly Review Press, 2012) is the product of seven years of research and writing. Since the 2004 Bush Administration-backed overthrow of the democratically-elected Jean Bertrand Aristide government, journa
...more
Chris Tempel
Jun 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: testify
How the repressive, unpopular military arm of Duvalier's dictatorship never really went away after progressive Famni Lavalas came into power, and how they have full impunity under the recent criminal post-coup regime. With ongoing UN occupation this may be one of the most misunderstood countries, ripe for local teach-ins & critical international support for Aristide and FL, who never lost support among Haitians. ...more
Timothy
Dec 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book is well researched and executed. I can't say that I would have worded some of the descriptions of the TonTon Macoutes the same, but this book is invaluable for anyone interested in understanding the fragile nature of Haitian society. This book could not have come out at a better time either, as currently ex-military extremists have begun occupying their old forts, holding drills and demanding the government reinstate the military. At the same time President Martelly seems all to happy ...more
Reading
Mar 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Excellent review of Haiti's troubled history with military despotism and the outside forces that influence and drive their power. A but repetitive at times - minor tweaking/editing would be a help but this dies not diminish the power of the narrative.
Scott
rated it it was amazing
Oct 10, 2013
Billie
rated it it was amazing
Nov 16, 2014
Natalie Miller
rated it it was amazing
Aug 03, 2015
Molly
rated it it was amazing
Apr 05, 2015
BigTime Reader
rated it it was amazing
Apr 25, 2019
Stumblebum
rated it it was amazing
Dec 14, 2012
Rosio Rsb
rated it it was amazing
Oct 19, 2015
Aida
marked it as to-read
Dec 11, 2014
Keke
added it
Mar 26, 2017
Nathan
marked it as to-read
May 04, 2019
Robinson
marked it as to-read
Aug 09, 2019
Sam
marked it as to-read
Sep 06, 2019
Alasdair Pettinger
marked it as to-read
Jul 13, 2012
Tom Silvani
marked it as to-read
Sep 08, 2012
Austin
added it
Oct 05, 2012
Edmund
marked it as to-read
Jan 09, 2013
Corinne Coe
is currently reading it
Jan 24, 2013
Ayana Labossiere
is currently reading it
Jan 25, 2013
Craig
marked it as to-read
Mar 07, 2013
J.
marked it as to-read
Mar 15, 2013
Brooke Irvine
marked it as to-read
Apr 01, 2013
Cynthia
marked it as to-read
Nov 12, 2013
Jesse Taylor
marked it as to-read
Mar 19, 2014
alice
marked it as to-read
Jun 08, 2014
Kyle
marked it as to-read
Oct 10, 2014
Aida
marked it as to-read
Dec 11, 2014
tom bomp
marked it as to-read
Dec 31, 2014
Klaas
marked it as to-read
Dec 31, 2014
Julian
added it
Apr 15, 2015
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

News & Interviews

Summer is a great time to lose yourself in a page-turning mystery. To help you sleuth out a new read, we asked five of the season’s hottest myst...
40 likes · 13 comments