Thursday, July 2, 2015

Eduardo Galeano: Reading for the First of July

Today's excerpt is from Eduardo Galeano's remarkable book  Children of the Days  which comprises a story from history for each day of the year.

Speaking about the book Galeano noted:

“History never really says goodbye. History says, see you later.”

Today's story is for the First of July.

1 July

One Terrorist Fewer

In the year 2008, the government of the United States decided to erase Nelson Mandela's name from its list of dangerous terrorists.

The most revered African in the world had featured on that sinister roll for sixty years

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