Jeb Sprague is a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He received a Project Censored Award in 2008 for an article (coauthored with Haitian journalist Wadner Pierre) from Port-au-Prince, and has written for the Inter Press Service, TeleSUR, Al Jazeera, Z Magazine, NACLA, Haiti Libert , Haiti Progr s, among numerous journals. This is his first book.
"A must-read not only for Haitianists, but also for anyone
interested in the processes of political destabilization and
popular disempowerment."-Robert Fatton, professor of politics,
University of Virginia; author, Haiti's Predatory
"The most substantial and detailed account yet written of the paramilitary insurgency that contributed to the internationally-sanctioned overthrow of Haiti's constitutional government in 2004. . . . a thorough and convincing analysis of this scandalously under-studied sequence."-Peter Hallward, professor of philosophy, Kingston University, London; author, Damming the Flood: Haiti and the Politics of Containment
"In this crucial work, based on years of interviews, investigative reporting, and analysis of classified U.S. government documents, veteran journalist and scholar Jeb Sprague provides a shocking account of the role of paramilitaries in subverting the aspirations of the Haitian people for democracy, freedom, and development."-William I. Robinson, professor of sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara; author, Latin America and Global Capitalism
"A brilliant diagnosis of the history of political violence in Haiti. Here's a book that I will recommend everyone to read."-Jean S nat Fleury, Haitian investigating judge of the Raboteau massacre in Gona ves; author, The Challenges of Judicial Reform in Haiti