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Ly the exotic nature of the people and places he covers In general however he lets the guerrillas stories stand without too much embellishment and he is appropriately clear eyed not only about the repressive circumstances that birth these movements but also the nwholesome anti democratic and sometimes violent means guerrilla leadership se to maintain control of civilian populations and their own fighters First published in 1992 it s
also nice from a historical perspective Worth a read My opinion of this book after only 20 pages was that nice from a historical perspective Worth a read My opinion of this book after only 20 pages was that was horrible Having completed it that initial opinion is wholly confirmedThe author is imperialistic and definitely has a colonial outlook especially as it regards Western Sahara He fails to ever look at himself or his own Western culture never turning his microscope onto his own preconceptions sympathies and nationalism He never estions how symbols are sed by the guerillas and their followers nor does he ever look outside these communities in order to see how they fit in navigate and struggle against the larger contextHe descri chilling lucid true Informative and educating though sometimes it drags
On Wit. Jahedin wit. Jahedin Afghanistan the FMLN of El Salvador the Karen of Burma the Polisario of Western Sahara and a group of young Palestinians fighting against Israel in the Gaza Strip Making the most of nprecedented direct access to his subjects Anderson combines pow. .
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anthropological look At The Universal Roots the niversal roots violent revolutionary rebellions and the individuals behind these movements This is very clearly alook at the niversal roots of violent revolutionary rebellions and the individuals behind these movements This is very clearly a that was a product of a pre 911 world Anderson looks at five different guerilla groups Western Sahara s Polisario Front the Karen of Burma the mujahadeen of Afghanistan the Palestinians in Gaza and the FMLA of El SalvadorParts of this book were really insightful and Bonsái useful and opened my mind to ideas and expressio A really interesting in field report on some groups most people wouldn t be able to communicate with A rare and objective psychological portrait if at times risking slight romanticization Aick interesting survey of five revolutionaryguerrilla movements of the late 80searly 90s the fmln of the late 80searly 90s the FMLN of Salvador the shabab of Gaza s first intifada the mujaheddin of Afghanistan Afghan not Arab the Karen of Burma and the Polisario of Western Sahara The best aspect of of the book is extensive A Want of Kindness uotes and slices of everyday life from rank and file fighters Anderson himself can sometimes be an intrusive narrative presence and he playsp a little too excited. Prior to gaining international renown for his definitive biography of Che Guevara and first hand reporting on the war in Ira for the New Yorker Jon Lee Anderson wrote Guerrillas a pioneering account of five diverse insurgent movements around the world the mu. H A Little Kinder uite a bit of meaningless detail I ve come to expect this from the kind of journalism meant to be entertaining enough like regular television that it might likely keep the masses reading and watchingThe first few chapters are of the most important educatingse to me The rest gets bogged down by too much detail both graphic and personal paces like the speed of guerrilla conflict and resolves itself to focus less on functions and JAPAN 1/1M3. uses practical information on the goings on and onotes and physical detailsBeyond Ch 3 it is definitely not as necessary to read for those interested in learning about guerrilla These first few are hopeful and the core of a movement And the rest when readers skim the small stuff
Is About The Many Challenges To Thatabout the many challenges to that ideal and how individuals groups an Read the whole thing No apes Good book Focus on three different Guerrilla movements the Polisaro in Morocco indigenous tribesmen in Burma and rebels in central America More about their lives aspirations and the systems they have built and maintain to reject their oppressors This book gives the accounts of many guerrilla forces spanning the globe very interesting. Erful firsthand storytelling with
balanced penetrating analysis of each situation A work of phenomenal range analytical acuity and human empathy Guerrillaspenetrating analysis of each situation A work of phenomenal range analytical acuity and human empathy Guerrillas demonstrates why Jon Lee Anderson is one of our most important chroniclers of societies in crisi. ,