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To Inherit the Earth by Angus Lindsay Wright
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Jan 25, 2008

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bookshelves: latin-american-or-latino, non-fiction

Well, I wanted an in-depth history of the MST (Landless Workers' Movement) which included the political context from which it arose. I found it here, though I found their analysis a bit lacking. I'm a huge fan of the MST, but for that reason, I feel like I need to be able to confront criticism of it, and this book didn't help me do that. They also went on way too long about unimportant details like what people were like, what they were eating, how they traveled to certain places, etc. I think it was an attempt to humanize the story and make it more interesting, but come on, if I'm purposely reading a non-fiction book, I think I can handle it if you just get to the point and stop trying to paint pictures of everything.

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