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#2320: Bellegarde-Smith comments on Duvalier

From: P D Bellegarde-Smith <pbs@csd.uwm.edu>

Francois Duvalier was the epitome of "creole" fascism. Are we also to
resurrect Benito Mussolini (the trains ran on time), Rafael Leonidas
Trujillo y Molina (he whitened the DR and retouched family photographs),
Anastasio Somoza (FDR's "he is OUR son of a bitch"), Francisco,
Vargas, Salazar and, the Gods forbid, Hitler? The world suffers still from
the systems set up by these men. Duvalier was no Dessalines. Puh-leeze!