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The Shining Path of Peru

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This is the first book in English to provide a truly comprehensive view of Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso ), a major guerilla movement in Peru. Sendero 's Maoist principles first begin in the 1960s with a small band of supporters and no attention from the outside world, but later emerged as the most radical and dogmatic expression of Marxist revolution in the Hemisphere .
Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 15th 1994 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published July 1992)
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I read this book a year ago. It is a typical anti-Communist Senderologist book but presents a relatively nuanced approach to the topic. The Communist Party of Peru or famously known by the ominous name "The Shining Path" (Sendero Luminoso in Spanish), remains arguably one of the most reviled Guerrilla movements in recent memory, but it is also one of the most important in history as well. Abimael Guzman, or Presidente Gonzalo, as he was referred in Peru is a Founding Father of Marxism-Leninism-M ...more
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Anti-communist but offers a comparatively nuanced analysis of Sendero Luminoso.
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