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’68

Finished this book a week ago, called ’68 by Paco Ignacio Taibo II, translated by my pal Donald Nicholson-Smith. It’s a great read, rather short, very subjective in the best sense of it, and tells the compelling story of 1968 in Mexico City as the student movement erupted in the face of the one-party state.

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One Vast Winter Count

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Haiti

Just finished reading the 700-page third volume of Madison Smartt Bell’s remarkable trilogy of the Haitian Revolution The Stone That the Builder Refused. The two previous volumes, All Soul’s Rising and Master of the Crossroads gripped me a couple of years ago, and I was terribly excited to get my hands on this third volume. […]