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.




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

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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