Trying to ignore the “celebration”

I’ve said what I think of the government’s pathetic attempts to turn the 200th Anniversary of the beginning of our independence into some proto-marxist, botox-infused military charade. So I will pretend to simply ignore the happenings at Paseo Los Proceres.

Instead, I will direct you to this interesting Q&A with Elías Pino Iturrieta, one of Venezuela’s premier historians, published by the excellent, up-and-coming web magazine Prodavinci.

Or, perhaps, you can read the transcript of the speech given by Ines Quintero, another of our nation’s top historians, to the National Academy of History, on this very topic.

(Sorry, in Spanish only.)

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