Toussaint Louverture is celebrated by some as a saint worthy of his namesake. Recent work by historian Philippe Girard paints a less saintly portrait of this seminal figure of the Haitian Revolution.
Some thoughts on authenticity via M.I.A., the Wall Street Journal & pictures developing world peoples in novelty t-shirts
We live in an era of blogs, tweets, aggregators, and Fox News. It's quite easy to exist in an ideological/cultural/sociological/psychographic bubble of your own making--one that entirely reinforces your existing systems of belief. That's why I start every morning with the Wall Street Journal.