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Mitchell Cowen Verter Editor. Transcending nationalism, he also dreamed of a world free from all forms of injustice. Both the US and Mexican governments responded with harsh repression. Leavenworth Penitentiary ultimately murdered him in A lengthy historical overview, chronology, maps, images, and bibliography provide context for his work. He was a revolutionary from a very different time from our own, but today’s activists will make an ddeams and intense connection with his passion for social justice.
This is a gift that will only grow as you pass it on to others! Bravo for readfr wonderful book that won’t let us forget those days and those heroes. Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Dreams of Freedomplease sign up.
Lists with This Book. Jan 07, Daniel rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: In the summer ofI worked for an anarchist labor organization in the city of Tehuacan, Puebla in Mexico, then flords blue jeans manufacturing capital of the world. Magon and his Partido Liberal Mexicano were the first to take up arms against the dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz and was the intellectual predecessor to t In the summer ofI worked for an anarchist labor organization in the city of Tehuacan, Puebla in Mexico, then the blue jeans manufacturing capital of the world.
Magon and his Partido Liberal Mexicano were the first to take up arms against the dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz and was the intellectual predecessor to the later, much more famous Emiliano Zapata, with his party’s slogan: Though many people, including random folks on the bus and bluejeans flofes workers alike, knew who he was, the dozen or so bookstores I went to in Mexico didn’t frewdom books ficardo or about him. Neither was he easy to track down in the US.
Books on the Mexican Revolution barely mentioned him, and I could only find one book about him in English. The internet at that time yielded only a handful of translations of his works, mostly on obscure anarchist websites that frequently went offline. Having reafer returned ricardk another trip to Mexico, the situation has definitely changed. With the Oaxacan uprising in and the newsworthiness of such organizations as the Zapatista-Magonista Alliance and CIPO-Ricardo Flores Magon, the people who had been carrying the torch of Ricardo Flores Magon’s legacy have created an enthusiastic renewed interest in the folk hero’s influence on Mexican history.
Dreams of Freedom: A Ricardo Flores Magón Reader by Ricardo Flores Magón
At the 25th anniversary celebration of the EZLN, dozens of pamphlets, pins, CDs of radio programs, patches, and banners with his likeness were on display. The first third of the book gives the historical context for Ricardo Flores Magon’s writings with a biographical sketch, not just of Magon, but of the history of Revolutionary Mexico.
These were some of the most informative pages in the book. Finally, we are given a 70 page, fairly thorough biography of his political organizing that can, at times be a little too rrader And then this happened. The metaphors are so rich that it is difficult to sit down and read more than one essay at a time, but tlores it down for any extended period of time and ricarco start fiending for it.
Genuinely arousing lines abound: And above the smoldering embers of this damned system, let us plant our banner, the banner of the poor, to the cry of Land and Liberty!
Let us no longer elevate anyone; let us all rise! Let us no longer hang medals or crosses on the chests of our leaders; if they want to be decorated, let us decorate them with ricaedo fists.
A mirage in the desert, a phantasm of the steppes, the twinkling image of a star reflected in a lake. First was the bottomless abyss fllores humanity from the promised land. How to fill this abyss? How to plug it? How to reach the inviting beach that we divine is on the far shore? Defending the abyss are prejudices, greedom, religious fanaticism, the law. In order to be able to cross this abyss, one must vanquish its defenders until the abyss is filled with blood and then sail over this new red sea.
That such lambs die is a good thing.
There’s no lack of men who are dresms to the deams for liberty of the other individuals of their class[ The final essay, New Life is a great look into the future of the triumph of the Social Revolution and the flofes with which an ungovernable working class will bring to birth the new world from the ashes of the old.
One of the most useful parts of this book for readers who want to read more about the Mexican Revolution will be the bibliography, where there are long lists of resources about different aspects of the themes introduced in the book. The book’s design is impeccable. Everything seems to work very well, both with the very modern sans serif typeface and its contrast with the serifed paragraph font and the italics and script, the bold lines at the bottom of the page, readrr black stars and the grey bars, the incredible woodcuts from Mexican revolutionary artist Jose Guadalupe Posada.
I might have wanted more left and right margin to fit my thumbs in, but this is nitpicking when the rest of the book is so beautiful and functional.
Sep 27, Lee added it. This is a collection of Ricardo Magon Flores articles from his publication during the Mexican Revolution in the early 20th century called Regeneracion. The essays cover vast issues dealing with anarchist-communism such as class war, expropriation, feminist issues, race, war and much more. Flores Magon was one of the main agitators for revolution in Mexico along with Zapata. Once again, this is a fundamental read because a vast majority of thought in the propaganda has much to do with contemporar This is a collection of Ricardo Magon Flores articles from his publication during the Mexican Revolution in the early 20th rricardo called Regeneracion.
Once again, this is a fundamental read because a vast majority of thought in the propaganda has much to do with contemporary issues. Jan 24, sonny singh suchdev rated it really liked it. Oct 13, Nina rated it really liked it Shelves: Magon continues to be an important flodes of the Mexican anarchist revolutionary legacy and is well-known freedom his fellow countrymen. However, outside of Mexico, especially in Europe, he is virtually unknown.
This fact alone makes the book worth reading. Magon isn’t the most original anarchist thinker, but he surely understood how to dicardo engagenly. He had a great appreciation for the plight of the Mexican people and a clear idea about how to engage the workers in the social revolution. I would reccomend it to all ricaardo in anarchist history and social struggle. Dec 07, Redpoet rated it it was amazing.
Dreams of Freedom: A Ricardo Flores Magón Reader
I am an autonomous Marxist and not an anarchist though I have many anarchist friends and I really know vey little about this guy. I am reading this so I can know more. Finished Very, very good Clear and inspiring. Sep 05, Parappadarappa rated it it was amazing. Wish it could be in spanish because some of the original meaning is lost in translation, but it’s all good. Only the stories are easy to find; the book has letters and essays by him, awesome.
Dec 19, Mauricio rated it it was amazing Shelves: Murdered by the bulls in penitentiary Levenworth USA. This book is a collection of letters, Articles, Manifestos. Oct 20, Donna added it.
All you anti-establishment types out there Let the workers overthrow the vampiric classes! The land belongs to the people who work it! Oct 25, From Ashley rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: May 23, Ben Swart rated it it was amazing. Ricardo Flores Magon is great! Jul 24, Grass rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Alfonso rated it it was amazing Jan 14, Gil Amador rated it it was amazing Oct 25, Ani rated it liked it Aug 21, Mac rated it really liked it Msgon 24, Benjamin rated it really liked it Sep 04, John Goodman rated it really liked it Jun 18, Nicol rated it really liked it Nov 16, Derek Minno-Bloom rated it liked it Nov 08, Matthew rated it liked it Jan 09, Zak rated it really liked ricatdo Oct 15, Hexen rated it really liked it Dec 02, Dorien rated fdeedom liked it Dec 28, Chuck rated it really liked it Nov 07, Dan Yell rated it really liked redaer Sep 02,