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A Miracle, A Universe brings together two long nonfiction pieces, originally published in the New Yorker, which examine how citizens of Brazil and Uruguay have worked to "settle accounts" with their former torturers. Weschler uses historical background to supplement his powerful eyewitness reportage and interviews, bearing witness to those who seek to break through official denials of government atrocity. The efforts to build a democratic society in which people can have faith have rarely been portrayed with as much immediacy and insight as Weschler brings to these articles.
"A Miracle, A Universe" by Lawrence Weschler is a powerful narrative of struggle. Brazil was once ruled by a dictatorship, torture was rampant but democracy found its way to the... Read morePublished on February 28, 2013 by Rasika Iyer
Considering myself to be a young leftist, I had just read Michael Moore's books "Stupid White Men and Dude, Wheres my country?". Read morePublished on February 3, 2005 by Ivan A.A