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  •  Good point about the revolución (3+ / 0-)
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    It all started out looking so good.

    Makes me wonder about scarcity and plenty, and what it does to human nature. Are we riding down the slope of an unnatural wave? Can we overcome the inner beast?

    And I hope it is not lost on the reader how deeply I adore Mexico. I've been grieving for a while, now.

    Sometimes a .sig is just a .sig.

    by rhubarb on Fri Aug 12, 2011 at 05:23:29 PM PDT

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    •  I mention it only because I love it too. (2+ / 0-)
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      I spend a lot of my time in Quintana Roo, just north of Tulum.  I love it completely.  And I marvel at its history.  The more I read about the revolucion the more I don't fully understand it.  But I'm convinced that if it had come to fruition Mexico would be a lot different now.  Maybe Paco Ignacio Taibo II's bio of Zapata will clarify.  Who knows?

      •  Always thought Octavio Paz' take (3+ / 0-)
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        on what makes Mexicans so very Mexican made sense. There is something humble, strong and unyielding, there. In which case, it would take a lot more than a single populist revolution to make things right.

        Speaking of him, I had the delight of seeing him when he spoke at the TEC in Monterrey in 1993. Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, as well.

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        by rhubarb on Fri Aug 12, 2011 at 06:46:26 PM PDT

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        •  Great documentary on Revolution... (3+ / 0-)
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          The Storm that Swept Mexico.

          Recently broadcast on PBS...

          Leading the initial wave of 20th century worldwide political and social upheavals, the Mexican revolution was the first major revolution to be filmed. The Storm That Swept Mexico incorporates photographs and motion pictures from the earliest days of cinema. Much of this material has never been seen before by North American and international audiences.

          The first hour, “The Tiger is Unleashed,” charts the struggle by Francisco I. Madero and his followers to end the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz, and traces the emergence of two remarkable rebel leaders: Emiliano Zapata and General Francisco “Pancho” Villa. But the Revolution was not merely an internal affair; it was an international event, profoundly influenced by U.S. and European foreign policy.

          Learn about Centrist Economics, learn about Robert Rubin's Hamilton Project.

          by PatriciaVa on Fri Aug 12, 2011 at 08:55:18 PM PDT

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