I was brought up not to speak ill of the dead, a habit that has stuck.
Therefore, Jean-Claude Duvalier is dead. Nothing else.
…though wanted to add a few words so the blog is the medium. I was brought up by people and in a culture that states you shouldn’t speak ill of the dead, which has become ingrained. It’s not a bad thing, it’s not a good thing, it’s just a thing. This is about as far as my cultural constipation will allow me to go:
UPDATE: Thanks due to reader FR for mailing in, a correction ensues: Baby Doc applied for asylum in France but never formally received it from the country. He did however live in the country and under its protection for nearly 25 years.