With only brief interludes, the Caribbean area has for the past five centuries been a center of global power struggles and internal sociopolitical upheavals of the first order. Those struggles and upheavals show no signs of abating as we move into the twenty-first century. Indeed, there appears to be a consensus among scholars and political leaders in the region that the area now faces problems of crisis proportions.
"Book Review: The Poor and the Powerless: Economic Policy and Change in the Caribbean, by Clive Y. Thomas,"
Trotter Review: Vol. 3
, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholarworks.umb.edu/trotter_review/vol3/iss2/5