Commentary on Latin America. Mostly about Mexico - but not always. Designed to encourage readers to learn about the apparently "secret history" of 500 million people spread across two continents - but not always. You can always count on a little snark.
Friday, June 4, 2010
Visions of Revolution
Antorchista protests on Tuesday and teacher protests by my glorieta today in Cuernavaca have sent me off to the archives a little bitter each day. The standard "Poor Mexico, betrayed by the revolutionary family" thing keeps running through the head. Then I ran on to a booklet from 1933. Say what you will about Calles, but he and Pani knew how to make a revolution look good. Besides, with all the construction work on the Monument to the Revolution going on right now (how much of a metaphor is that?), I thought this would be a fun reminder of what they hoped the revolution - and the monument - would be.
Jason Dormady is currently an associate professor of history at Central Washington University where he teaches courses on Mexico, general Latin American topics, world history, and religion in Latin America. He is also a member of the CWU Latin@ and Latin American Studies program faculty. You can read about my research interests at Academia.
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