: Biografia del poder/ A Biography of Power: Caudillos de la Revolucion de Mexico) (Spanish Edition) (): Enrique Krauze: Books. Enrique Krauze Kleinbort widely known as Enrique Krauze, is a Mexican public intellectual, . ”Biografía del poder”, en ocho volúmenes: I. “Porfirio Díaz. Místico . Enrique Krauze. · Rating details · 13 ratings · 1 review. Biografía del poder, centrada en la historia mexicana de la primera mitad del siglo XX, constituye el.
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I found it interesting due to the continual struggle for power that has marked the country since its Revolution. Views Read Edit View history.
A I have krauzw confess I haven’t read the English version of this book. In the shelter La Gran Familia in Michoacan was raided, and officials revealed the children were kept in inhumane conditions, having to sleep on the floor and beg for alms in the street.
In he founded what has become a prominent cultural magazine Letras Libreswhich is distributed in several Spanish-speaking countries. The Revolutionary era, ending inwas dominated by the lives of seven presidents — Madero, Zapata, Villa, Carranza, Obregon, Calles and Cardenas.
Given the centralization of the country’s political, economic and cultural life, these fellows’ biogrsfia and a few more are all you need to have a pretty good understanding of the broad contours and a lot of the details of Mexican life from before the Revolution through WWII.
In the Hobbesian fashion, autocratic leaders filled the governing void. Jacqueline rated it it was ok Oct 13, Overthrows, executions, exiles, bloody drawn-out local and regional wars, and a continuous revolving door of dictators characterized this period. Krauze’s fetishism for kraue democracy leads erique to paint most Mexican political actor Someone should have told Krauze about Thomas Carlyle.
Where has it worked vs. Bioografia Mexico’s Indian pride maybe no country other than Paraguay, where dictator Gaspar Rodriguez de Francia forced whites and indians to marry, has a better tradition of metissage, although the rights of actual indians have historically been disregarded: Krauze’s support for liberal politics was exemplified by his polemic article, “Por una democracia sin adjetivos,” published inin which he strongly defended democracy as a means of social co-existence, not as a panacea that would immediately produce prosperity and material wealth for Mexico.
Leasim marked it as to-read May 04, Do yourself a favor. Mexico has as many revolutionary heroes and self-sacrificing saints as one could ever hope to find. Two months later in November the Revolution starts and Diaz is gone. Gonzalo Soria enrkque it it was amazing Aug 30, Krauze does a remarkable job of blending the sociopolitical elements of Mexico with folkloric storytelling that gives character and depth to the men unfortunately rarely, if ever, to women in the machismo patriarchal context of Mexican history placed in precarious positions of power in tenuous moments throughout the country’s history.
In any that it may have legitimately lost to its biggest rival, PAN, it would use massive vote fraud and illegal tactics burning of ballot boxes, for example to declare victory.
However, overall, anyone wishing to learn a few things about Mexico in the last years could be well-served by reading this book. I would love to hear the poer take on the botched democratic transition of the country. Krauze clearly cares deeply about his country – this tends to come through more in the last part kfauze the book as he was alive to live through those events. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
I studied Canadian and French history as a undergraduate but never took any courses dealing with Mexico thus my perspective on this book is formed by having read one other survey history of Mexico and several novels by Carlos Fuentes.
Emilio Rivero Coello marked it as to-read Mar 31, Someone should have told Krauze about Thomas Carlyle. Krauze shows how history becomes biography during the century of caudillos from the insurgent priests in to Porfirio and the Revolution in I’m not usually a fan of the Great Man style of historical writing, but perhaps it was justified in this case. Mexican history is littered with uprisings, revolts, massacres, egomaniacs, backstabbing, corruption, incompetence, and – most of all – blood.
The journalist Jon Lee Anderson describes him as “arguably [Mexico]’s most prominent public intellectual”. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I came away from that course being somewhat shocked at how screwed up Mexico was due to all of the above. Krauze tampoco es mi preferido, pero los libros cumplieron su cometido para comenzar a buscar mi propia verdad sobre la historia.
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Biografía del poder (Edición revisada): De Francisco I. Madero a Lázaro Cárdenas by Enrique Krauze
The new Zapatistas seem to have widespread support, and Lopez-Obrador came a close second in the presidential election despite widespread election fraud, propaganda, and intimidation. The more i see of the world, the more amazing it is to me the drivel they spoonfed enriquw in High School.
Explains away everything wrong with the Mexican political system by the term “corruption” with little in the way of a procedural explanation for how it occurs. Kindle Editionpages.
He is a Member of the Academia Mexicana de la Historia since I had a number of questions going into the book that it helped illuminate for me: I read this for a class, Chicano Studies taught podfr an Asian Ph. This has many reasons, one of them being that the Revolutionary Institutional Party PRIprobably the most effective political party in history, was able to co-opt most intellectuals either with favors or intimidation.
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Krauze wrote at length about the government suppression of student protests in the summer ifbut nothing at all about the Olympics themselves. Giovani Bp marked it as to-read Jul 04, He did not comment on officials’ reports of conditions. Krauze received a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the UNAMwhere from to he participated as a member of the student council.
Reads like a novel as the main actors that arose from colonial times were a fascinating bunch. Jan 02, Shawn rated it really liked it. Jul 12, Antonio Nunez rated it it was amazing. This work contains a lot of illustrations as well.