Madison Jones

Nashville 1864


A little novel about the War of Secession, narrated in the voice of a young Southern boy from Nashville. The boy is caught up in a maelstrom of violence and is continuously trying to avoid danger and get to his father who is fighting for the Confederate cause somewhere nearby. His travels and adventures recall those of Huckelberry Finn and Jim, since our hero also has a black companion. The big themes of the war are the scenario that mix with the more immediate lives of these two young kids: It is very interesting to see how the big picture, History with capital h, is filtered through the innocent eyes of young men, how they see and feel their circumstances, how they understand what is going on around them, and, most of all, how they judge their roles in that history.

I recommend this little jewel of a book. It is a great historical novel, and helps us adults see our unbending positions on major issues that divide nations and peoples as folly, something that kids only would act up but never take so seriously as to kill their neighbor over it. Distance yourselves from reality through the eyes of innocent children, and you'll see how irrational we adults can behave. A healthy and poetic little novel filled with Southernness and sensibleness.

"Es cierto que el Romano es libre de hacer todo lo que quiera. Pero también lo es que tiene que soportar las consecuencias de sus actos. No importa que se haya equivocado, que le hayan engañado o incluso forzado: un hombre no se deja forzar: etiamsi coactus, attamen voluit. Es libre; pero si distraído, imprudente o atontado, prometió pagar una determinada cantidad y no puede pagarla, se convierte en esclavo de su acreedor."

Rudolph von Ihering

“Slavery, protection, and monopoly find defenders, not only in those who profit by them, but in those who suffer by them.”

Frédéric Bastiat

On the true nature of the Castro Revolution in Cuba: "The revolution was a cover for committing atrocities without the slightest vestige of guilt ... we were young and irresponsible. We were pirates. We formed our own caste ... we belonged to and believed in nothing -no religion, no flag, no morality or principle. It's fortunate we didn't win, because if we had, we would have drowned the continent in barbarism."

Jorge Masetti -In the Pirate's Den

La anarquía, es decir, la ausencia de fuerza estatal, no es una forma de Estado, y cualquiera que acabe con ella por el medio que sea, el usurpador nacional o el conquistador extranjero, rinde un servicio a la sociedad. Es un salvador, un bienhechor, porque la forma más insoportable de Estado es la ausencia de Estado.

Rudolph von Ihering

"El envidioso está afligido no solo por sus males propios, sino por los bienes de los demás."  -Hipias

[la norma de conducta de los progres] "No hacer nada que alguien pueda envidiarme." -Hipasos




Seguimos a la espera de la reedición de este importante libro del gran escritor español José Pla

Historia de la Segunda República.


También a la espera de este importante libro del genial Rafael Abella.

Finales de enero, 1939, Barcelona cambia de piel


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