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How Haiti Saved America

Two centuries ago, a glittering Caribbean Island helped finance the Revolution

By Ted Widmer
March 21, 2010

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The United States has been leading the response to the Haitian earthquake for all of the reasons that we would expect: our geographical proximity, our competence at emergency response, and our innate generosity. That fits the narrative most of us hold in our heads, for we typically think of Haiti and America as a basket case and a basket, joined ... (Full article: 2499 words)

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