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A New Moment in the Americas [Paperback]

Robert S. Leiken

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Book Description

December 1994 1560008113 978-1560008118
Latin America and the US - long divided by cultural heritage, historical perspectives, and economic and political systems - are finding common ground. This text, the result of cultural leaders from the Americas meeting in 1994, discusses the social, political and cultural changes taking place.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 130 pages
  • Publisher: Univ of Miami North South Center Pr (December 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1560008113
  • ISBN-13: 978-1560008118
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 15.2 x 1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 249 g

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1.0 out of 5 stars Kenneth Maxwell Dishes the Snark June 7 2009
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"This book is an embarrassment to its participants. In advance of the Summit of the Americas, the U.S. Information Agency had the bright idea of convening a conclave of cultural leaders from across the hemisphere. The 'conversation' dedicated to the 'new moment in the Americas' began at a dinner, hosted by Al Gore, where, 'to the astonishment of the participants, Gore organized the chairs, in encounter group style, in tight circles in the living room.' Gustavo Gutierrez, 'father of Latin American liberation theology and, at times, a stern critic of the United States, gave the blessing over dinner.' The misnamed Latin American debt crisis was 'actually something far more profound and significant. In that period the entire political and economic structure inherited from Spanish colonialism finally collapsed.' Orlando Patterson speaks of 'regional cosmoses.' Octavio Paz could not attend but 'nevertheless remained a towering intellectual presence at the meeting.' Leiken includes an abridged 1979 article from the New Yorker to represent him in the volume. Richard Rodriguez recycles excerpts from his 1992 Days of Obligation and muses how he ended up conceiving of himself as 'a pocho' in the United States, 'reflecting the tragic nature of life.' Stanley Crouch ends lyrically with the 'boiling gumbo pot' that is the 'transcending power... of the affirmative, miscegenated heat necessary to melt down the iron suits of history.'

What a weekend of self-important, portentious waffling must have ensued if this slender, poorly produced, badly edited, and often ludicrous volume is any reflection. Will intellectuals never learn?"

--Text of review of this book by Kenneth Maxwell in the July/August 1995 issue of FOREIGN AFFAIRS, pp. 145-6.

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