By Clifford Geertz

In response to Very Bad News (March 24, 2005)

To the Editors:

In my article "Very Bad News" [NYR, March 24] I confused the names of Dominica, a small island in the Caribbean, and the Dominican Republic, the Spanish-speaking half of the island of Hispaniola, and perhaps too glibly referred to the latter as "Spanish-Indian," whereas the Indian element has long since been radically reduced. I apologize for the error.

Clifford Geertz
Princeton, New Jersey


online source: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/18052


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