The Right Reacts to The Raid, Race and Russia, Afghanistan After America
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Look out for an article from Jonathan early next week. It’s a review of a recent book on Christianity and politics from a famous evangelical pastor. Jonathan … has some notes. But for now, here are this week’s highlights.
On July 28, 1915 the United States invaded Haiti. The nearly two-decade occupation that followed was ostensibly to protect the Haitian people from foreign exploitation. But historical excavation reveals that both racism and Wall Street’s profits were a primary motivator. This NYT exposé offers a succinct, well-researched overview of how racial capitalism pulled the levers of American imperialism. This fact is not surprising, but it is important in reframing false narratives about the reasons for Haiti’s poverty and political instability. This article is also significant because it is an example of the patterns of oppression that persist to this day, both in Haiti and in US interventions across the globe.
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