Guide to the Perfect Latin American Idiot

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Three Latin American writers quote, dissect and review this character in a cultural critique that combines analysis with humor and a relentless self-criticism.

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Overview

Three Latin American writers quote, dissect and review this character in a cultural critique that combines analysis with humor and a relentless self-criticism.

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Editorial Reviews

The New Criterion
Deeply iconoclastic…. It is a valuable work of historical conservation…it succeeds admirably.
Foreign Affairs
Three Latin Americans team up to shred the slavish political correctness that they see dominating Latin American elites…. Exaggerated, even unfair at times, this book nevertheless provides a rollicking good read.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568331348
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.44 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Table of Contents

Translator's Notes ix
Translator's Acknowledgments xi
Foreword xiii
1. The Family Portrait 1
2. The Family Tree 9
3. The Idiot's Bible 21
4. We're Poor: It's Their Fault 37
5. The Cure That Kills 63
6. "Let's Create Two, Three, One Hundred Vietnams" 77
7. Cuba: An Old Love Is Neither Forgotten nor Abandoned 95
8. Rifles and Cassocks 107
9. "Yankee, Go Home!" 127
10. How Beautiful Is My Flag! 141
11. The Idiot's Friends 161
12. Here Comes the Big Bad Wolf! 175
13. The Books That "Shook" the Latin American Idiot 183
Index Expurgatorius Latinoamericanus 209
About the Authors 219
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