Monday, October 18, 2010

Mario Vargas Llosa, Libertarian

Robert Badger sends along this story in which we learn that the 2010 Nobel laureate "attacked again dictators and his main 'political enemy' President Hugo Chávez" — Vargas Llosa: "Dictators repeat themselves like manics". "When you write about a dictator, you write about all of them," he said. "Dictators repeat themselves like manic-depressives. I do not feel like writing any novel about dictators."

By the way, I am thoroughly enjoying La Guerra del Fin del Mundo, which takes place in the wake of the overthrow of the Empire of Brazil in which a millenialist wanders the Northeast announcing "el Anticristo estaba en el mundo y se llama República." (Wikipedia tells us that "the foundation of the republic was a reactionary development following the abolition of slavery in 1888 which had created a serious threat to the interests of the economic and political oligarchy.")

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