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A first-rate journalist, DePalma offers many memorable anecdotes in Here. In one particularly bizarre episode, he describes interviewing a nearly incoherent Carlos Salinas in a dark shack where he was staging a hunger strike to protest the way he and his family were being treated by political opponents. Just three months earlier, Salinas had stepped down as one of the most powerful presidents in Mexican history. Now, he "looked like a vagrant and sounded like a mystic," with bottled Evian his only sustenance. "To appreciate what it represented for the people of Mexico," he writes, "imagine Bill Clinton showing up in Harlem one day and vowing not to eat or drink anything but Perrier water until everyone in Washington stopped saying mean things about him and Hillary."
The triple elections of 2000 marked "a significant turning point in continental America," according to DePalma. "The notion that what happens across the border doesn't matter has been disproved." In this fascinating look at the state of the continent, he has done much to dispel misunderstanding and ignorance between neighbors. --Shawn Carkonen --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Really in depth look at the Canadian and Mexican issues before the year 2000. It is out-of-date now, but it still shows a lot of the basic conflicts inside these two societies.Published 6 days ago by Daniel Mayen
DePalma evaluates the common historical experiences of the cultural and political entities that make up the North American Continent. Read morePublished on April 27, 2010 by Orville B. Jenkins
All in all a good look at the differences and similarities between Bananada, the Untied States and Mehico. Read morePublished on September 28, 2004 by Brian Maitland
In his preface to this book, New York Times journalist Anthony DePalma laments the historical distortions he acquired growing up in the United States. Read morePublished on September 7, 2003 by Govindan Nair
Mr. DePalma, naturally, doesn't disappoint the denizens of right wing think tanks like the Cato Institute or the neo-liberal editorialists of our major broadsheets in his favorable... Read morePublished on August 10, 2001 by Christopher Ranieri