Sunday, July 11, 2010

Argentinidad: Notes on the Bicentennial - By Benjamin Kunkel (n+1)

The surprise for me last month, as a yanqui spectator auto-marooned these past few years in Buenos Aires, while I strolled up and down the Avenida 9 de Julio—broadest street in the world, so they say—picking my way through the throngs of Argentines out celebrating the May Revolution of 1810, was that the experience of the country's bicentennial should look so joyous and that the official commemoration of two centuries of Argentine history should at the same time concentrate on several of the darkest passages in the country’s history ... read more

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