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The Terror Of History by Teofilo F. Ruiz
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Mar 31, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction
Read in March, 2012

Part synthesis of class lectures, part personal therapy, "The Terror of History" speaks to a great understanding of why people try to escape from the seemingly crushing inevitability of real life and the wheel of time. Some of it I agree with mightily (almost as if Ruiz has read my thoughts), and other parts I wryly take exception with...but overall, this is an extraordinary & passionate little text. I'm very glad to have run across it; it's given me much to think about, especially for the benefit of my own history students...
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