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A Miracle, A Universe During the past fifteen years, one of the most vexing issues facing fledgling transitional democracies around the world from South Africa to Eastern Europe, from Cambodia to Bosnia has been what to do about the still toxic security apparatuses left over from the previous regime In this now classic and profoundly influential study, the New Yorker s Lawrence Weschler probes these dilemmas across two gripping narratives set in Brazil and Uruguay, among the first places to face such concerns , true life thrillers in which torture victims, faced with the paralysis of the new regime, themselves band together to settle accounts with their former tormentors Disturbing and often enthralling New York Times Book Review Extraordinarily moving Weschler writes brilliantly Newsday Implausible, intricate and dazzling Times Literary Supplement As Weschler s interviewees told their tales, I paced agitatedly, choked back tears Weschler narrates these two episodes with skill and tact An inspiring book George Scialabba, Los Angeles Weekly Best Download A Miracle, A Universe author Lawrence Weschler For Kindle ePUB or eBook – thegreatwallonline.us

✓ A Miracle, A Universe  ✓ Ebook Author ↠ Lawrence Weschler dragonlance – thegreatwallonline.us
  • Paperback
  • 322 pages
  • A Miracle, A Universe
  • Lawrence Weschler
  • English
  • 20 November 2018
  • 0226893944

10 thoughts on “A Miracle, A Universe


  1. says:

    In 1964, the Brazilian military, backed by U.S military and intelligence assets, deposed the elected president Jo o Goulart and began a brutal twenty year long military dictatorship The generals who led the coup felt that widespread use of torture and evenwidespread knowledge among the population that anyone could be handed over to the officially sanctioned heartless brutes was necessary to implement economic reforms, especially denationalization of the economy This meant opening ever In 1964, the Brazilian military, backed by U.S military and intelligence assets, deposed the elected president Jo o Goulart and began a brutal twenty year long military dictatorship The generals who led the coup felt that widespread use of torture and evenwidespread knowledge among t...


  2. says:

    What s the longest you ve kept a secret And how about, if that secret involved a big group of people Can you still trust that that secret is kept In A Miracle, A Universe Settling Accounts with Torturers, by Lawrence Weschler, an elite group photocopies millions of pages on the gruesome acts of the secret torturing in Brazil by their very own military in secret for 5 years until they decided to release a book, Brazil Nunca Mas, containing everything they found out that was hidden awa...


  3. says:

    A good read about how activists in Brazil and Uruguay dealt with the legacy of torture under their respective military dictatorships I appreciated two things about this book 1 The indepth discussion of how the regimes came i...


  4. says:

    I read this book for the first time in college Almost 10 years later it is still powerful It deals with the political, moral, and psychological aspects of how countries recover from the torture and repression of their recent pasts I like ho...


  5. says:

    wow a compelling, smart, readable book about the worst things that humans do to each other, about how we recover from those things, and about how people work together heroically in order to overcome atrocity even if reading about h...


  6. says:

    Wow It kind of blew my mind as to how so much deceit, torture, and really pure evil could take place and be hid from the rest of the world for so long Not really a feel good book, but very interesting.


  7. says:

    This book was absolutely amazing It was well written and the pacing was great, but the story was incredible I recommend this to any adult, but the scenes of torture described are pretty damn graphic, so I wouldn t recommend it to a child or even a teenager.


  8. says:

    Horrifying but incredibly well written with pages upon pages of illuminating and fascinating interviews, as well as important historical context surrounding the military regimes of Brazil and Uruguay.


  9. says:

    Fantastic book.


  10. says:

    This book has a lot of graphic torture details which were really hard to force myself to read, but I feel like everyone should read this book It helps that it s written by this guy.

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