A Rationale for Pluralism: The Rural, Remote Peasant

I spent the year I turned 10 living in total emersion in the remote, rural town of Jacmel, Haiti.  It was the Baby Doc era.  Ok, it was 1977.  On rare occasion, one would see a man with no hand; as children, we were told that was how the political system addressed minor criminal issues, such as theft.  It made Haiti stable and safe, although harsh if one crossed certain lines.  On an...