Review of "A Cage of Words" by Joel Dreyfuss
The essay "A Cage of Words" by Joel Dreyfuss discusses how Haiti is portrayed in Western media. Every time Haiti is mentioned in the news it is called "the poorest nation in the western hemisphere." The author says that phrase is seven words that "represent a classic example of something absolutely true and absolutely meaningless at the same time." It is true that Haiti is the poorest nation on this side of the world, but Haiti is so much more than that.
<Tab/>Haiti is poor, and that poverty is almost as inescapable as the labeling of Haiti because of its poverty. That…
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