Evgeny Petrov and Ilya Ilf

American Road Trip


Two totalitarian Russian communists -self-called correspondents- come to visit America during the Depression era to make their satirical report on American society to their fellow slaves of Soviet Russia. They travel America East through West, and have a jolly capitalist ride in the meantime. Quite funny, specially when one considers how much their anti-American comments must have been forced out of them, as expected from serfs of the Soviet regime. It's like Michael Moore criticizing capitalism while cashing in from self-willing fools. The vivid pictures of the places and people they meet, as well as the conversations captured, are all beautifully expressed, in a very fluid and fresh prose. These two cowards are having the time of their life, New York to San Francisco and back, all expenses paid. Fittingly chosen photos accompany their trip. A beautiful and amusing travelogue.


A study of American society during Depression times, that turned into a good psychoanalysis of two soviet communists in America (someting like Ninotchka, Lubitsch's old film with Greta Garbo). The contrast (being paid for telling exactly the opposite of what they were getting) is a real treat for the reader of the 21st century, many years after the collapse of the Communist empire. Fit for a road movie written by Woody Allen.




On Cuba's Revolution:

"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

España [por el contrario de Estados Unidos] se ha ido configurando, siglo a siglo, como una sociedad herida por la envidia, en la que todavía hacer demagogia con la pobreza rinde réditos electorales y donde los que han tenido o tienen grandes riquezas -tanto los progres como la iglesia católica– no pocas veces predican la solidaridad con el prójimo a la vez que protegen sus patrimonios nada desdeñables en SICAVs, algo, dicho sea de paso, bastante lógico tal y como está el panorama fiscal.”

César Vidal en su artículo Las razones de una diferencia en Libertaddigital.com

2. La Constitución se fundamenta en la indisoluble unidad de la Nación española, patria común e indivisible de todos los españoles.

3.1. El castellano es la lengua española oficial del Estado. Todos los españoles tienen el deber de conocerla y el derecho a usarla.

'The Pale Maiden'
"Thus heaven I've forfeited,
I know it full well
My soul, once true to God
Is chosen for hell."

by Karl Marx

from Richard Wurmbrand´s book on Marx

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