Sunday, 3 March 2013

Que Pasa?

After a bit of a summer break, I'm back. The academic year gets going tomorrow.

Over the summer, I wrote a couple of columns for the weekly newsmagazine Que Pasa. The first was a tribute of sorts to Albert O. Hirschman. I have always found that his Rhetoric of Reaction was as good an explanation as any to why things get or do not get done in Chile.

I wrote the second on an airplane, having just watch Lincoln, the Spielberg film. It seemed to me that Lincoln's heroic efforts to get the Thirteenth Amendment passed put Chilean legislators, who have spent a quarter of a century blaming Pinochet for everything, to shame.

Anyway, hope to update more regularly now that we return to our regularly scheduled life.

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