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Eberstadt in Haiti


Nicholas Eberstadt is best known as a brilliant demographer, one of the first to puncture the “population explosion” myth and point to our future of demographic decline. Eberstadt also happens to be one of America’s top experts on North Korea. As if that wasn’t enough, it turns out that Eberstadt is also an intrepid reporter in near-war conditions. Check out Eberstadt’s “Haiti in Extremis.” This piece was overlooked in the heat of the election season. It’s true that Haiti’s troubles are its own, and don’t directly touch on the larger geopolitical situation. But “Haiti in Extremis” is an eye-opening kick in the head. Well worth a read.