Fantasy Island: Colonialism, Exploitation, And The Betrayal Of Puerto Rico
by Ed Morales
- Politics & Law, The 20th Century – The Present
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Inside the tragic exploitation of Puerto Rico
In Fantasy Island, Ed Morales traces how, over the years, Puerto Rico has served as a colonial satellite, a Cold War Caribbean showcase, a dumping ground for US manufactured goods, and a corporate tax shelter. He also shows how it has become a blank canvas for mercenary experiments in disaster capitalism on the front lines of climate change, hamstrung by internal political corruption and the US federal government's prioritization of outside financial interests.
Through it all, Morales emphasizes that the only way to stop Puerto Rico from being bled dry is to let Puerto Ricans take control of their own destiny, going beyond the statehood-commonwealth-independence debate to complete decolonization.
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|Release Date:||September 10, 2019|