Cultural Revolutions September 1994 The Stuff of Nightmares By Virginia Deane Abernethy Military involvement in Haiti is the stuff of nightmares. In comparison, the oil and arms blockade, reinforcements in the Dominican Republic, and sanctions against commercial airline traffic from Port-au-Prince occasion mere despair. To read the full article, please sign in or create a free account to view Chronicles content for 30 days. Virginia Deane Abernethy Virginia Deane Abernethy is the author of Population Politics (reprinted in 1999). Citations for the data from the 1970’s may be found in her book, Population Pressure and Cultural Adjustment (1979).