Jonathan M. Katz
Jonathan M. Katz

Jonathan M. Katz is the director of the Media & Journalism Initiative at Duke University’s John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute and the author of The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster. He is currently writing Gangsters of Capitalism, about the wars and people who created American empire, for St. Martin’s Press.

June 20 2018 2:59 PMNot Every Concentration Camp Is AuschwitzWhy it’s fair to use the controversial phrase in the debate over U.S. immigrant detentions.
The World
March 30 2017 5:53 AMWhat They Knew, and When They Knew ItNew emails reveal just how soon American officials realized the U.N. had brought cholera to Haiti. What they did next helped pave the way for Trump.
The World
April 14 2016 3:38 PMThe Killer Hiding in the CDC Map What caused Haiti’s cholera epidemic? The CDC museum knows but won’t say.  
Metropolis
Aug. 28 2017 5:56 PMThe Red Cross Won’t Save HoustonIt has proven itself unequal to the task of massive disaster relief. We need a new kind of humanitarian response.
Politics
Sept. 22 2016 1:15 PMThe Clintons Didn’t Screw Up Haiti Alone. You Helped.Trump has turned Haiti into the new symbol of Bill and Hillary’s crookedness. If only things were that simple.
The World
Feb. 25 2013 2:12 PMHumanitarian MalfeasanceThe United Nations is responsible for killing more than 8,000 Haitians since 2010. And it’s not even willing to say it’s sorry.