After Words with Eduardo Galeano
Eduardo Galeano talked about his book Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone (Nation Books; May 25, 2009). In his book Uruguayan author… read more
Eduardo Galeano talked about his book Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone (Nation Books; May 25, 2009). In his book Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano tells a history of the world through 600 brief stories of human adversity, focusing on people often ignored by history. Several passages of the book were read. The guest interviewer was John Dinges. They also discussed Mr. Galeano’s 1971 book, Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent, which Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez gave to President Obama during the Fifth Summit of the Americas in April 2009. They talked about Mr. Galeano’s life and career, including military regimes, book bans, and repression.
Columbia University journalism professor John Dinges is the author of The Condor Years: How Pinochet and His Allies Brought Terrorism to Three Continents. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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