Monday, 4 August 2008

Peru: Interview with Gorriti

IPS have interviewed Peruvian journalist on the occasion of the reprint of his book, The Shining Path: A History of the Millenarian War in Peru (which I own and recommend, by the way; it's a thoroughly-researched volume by someone almost unparalleled in his experience of the Peruvian conflict. My only reservation is that it focuses chiefly on the early 1980s - I wonder if the reprint has been updated? I notice that when asked if the book is still relevant, Gorriti replies that it's selling well, which is not quite an answer. It is still relevant for its wealth of background, but much more could be said about the later years, at least in my edition).

'All political violence is not terrorism' (IPS)

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