Revolution of Hope: The Life, Faith, and Dreams of a Mexican President by Vicente Fox, Rob Allyn |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Revolution of Hope: The Life, Faith, and Dreams of a Mexican President

Revolution of Hope: The Life, Faith, and Dreams of a Mexican President

by Vicente Fox
     
 

ISBN-10: 0670018392

ISBN-13: 2900670018399

Pub. Date: 10/04/2007

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

As a farm boy I was an indifferent student, more interested in baling hay than studying mathematics. But history I loved, drinking in the stories of the great heroes of Mexico's struggle for independence, our revolution and the Cristero rebellion, told to me around the fire by men who had fought for freedom in the early 1900s. And if history proves nothing else, it is

Overview

As a farm boy I was an indifferent student, more interested in baling hay than studying mathematics. But history I loved, drinking in the stories of the great heroes of Mexico's struggle for independence, our revolution and the Cristero rebellion, told to me around the fire by men who had fought for freedom in the early 1900s. And if history proves nothing else, it is this: Walls don't work.

The Great Wall of China didn't work. The Berlin Wall didn't work. The West Bank Barrier won't work. Walls never work. Walls are a medieval solution to a twenty-first-century problem. Mongols invade them. Escapees tunnel under them. Television beams over them. Today, as National Guard troops patrol the rivers from Arizona to Iraq, the United States isn't building a wall. It is building a prison.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900670018399
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/04/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400

Table of Contents


Introduction: The Year of Hidalgo     xi
The Night Watchman     1
Making the Americas     18
Men for Others     29
The Cola Wars     54
The Imperfect Dictators     70
The House of the Cradle     83
Guns in the Belly     104
My Schwarzenegger Problem     127
The Windshield Cowboy     139
The Bread Woman of Bangladesh     154
The Burn Bag     171
The Spirit of San Cristobal     195
September 7     313
Fortress America     231
The Farmers in the Road     251
Comparing Notes     265
Be Careful What You Wish For     281
One Foot on the Floor     294
Departures     308
At the Feet of the Horses     320
Walls of Fear, Dreams of Hope     335
Index     357

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