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Carl Lindskoog

Tom F. Driver, Paul Tillich Professor Emeritus at Union Theological Seminary and Carl Lindskoog, doctoral candidate in the History Department at the City University of New York have written an open letter to David Brooks on Haiti. The lettter has 181 signers/supporters including Brian Concannon, director of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti and Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor at MIT. This is a response to Brooks’ op-ed in Friday’s New York Times in which Brooks in essence blames Haitians for their plight and calls on the U.S. to implement a policy of ‘intrusive paternalism’ toward Haiti, an argument the authors and supporters of this open letter see as a justification for a renewed campaign of cultural imperialism.