By Paul Farmer (Author). The Uses of Haiti tells gives a perspective about uncomfortable matters—uncomfortable, that is, for the structures of power and the doctrinal framework that protects them from scrutiny. It tells the story about what has been happening in Haiti, and the US role in its bitter fate.—Noam Chomsky, from the introduction. In this third edition of the classic The Uses of Haiti, Paul Farmer looks at what has happened to the health of the poor in Haiti since the coup. Common Courage Press (2005), English, Paperback: 475 pages.
About the author: Winner of a McArthur Genius Award, Paul Farmer has worked for 25 years in Haiti and is Professor of Medical Anthropology at Harvard medical School and Founding Director of Partners in Health. The subject of a just released biography by Tracy Kidder, Farmer is the author of The Uses of Haiti, Infections and Inequalities, and AIDS and Accusation.