Snapshot from Mexican History: Francisco Madero

Calling the Mexican Revolution ‘a revolution’ is a bit like calling a pack of wild dingos ‘house pets’. The tumultuous period between 1910 and 1920 was more like several nominally related revolutions spiraling into a schizophrenic nightmare of continuous regime change, replete with the implied betrayals, coups, and assassinations. In essence, a particularly nasty and complicated civil war. A nightmare, but an entertaining nightmare, if you can stomach the violence and don’t think to deeply about the untold dead. The […]

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