Poets and prophets of the Resistance : intellectuals and the by Joaquín M. Chávez

By Joaquín M. Chávez

"Poets and Prophets of the Resistance bargains a ground-up historical past and clean interpretation of the polarization and mobilization that introduced El Salvador to the eve of civil struggle in 1980. not easy the dominant narrative that college scholars and political dissidents essentially shaped the Salvadoran guerrillas, Joaquín Chávez argues that El Salvador's socioeconomic and political crises of the Seventies fomented a Read more...

summary: "Poets and Prophets of the Resistance deals a ground-up background and clean interpretation of the polarization and mobilization that introduced El Salvador to the eve of civil warfare in 1980. difficult the dominant narrative that college scholars and political dissidents basically shaped the Salvadoran guerrillas, Joaquín Chávez argues that El Salvador's socioeconomic and political crises of the Nineteen Seventies fomented a groundswell of city and peasant intellectuals who collaborated to spur better progressive social activities. Drawing on new archival assets and in-depth interviews, Poets and Prophets of the Resistance contests the concept city militants and Roman Catholic monks encouraged through Liberation Theology single-handedly geared up and politicized peasant teams. Chávez indicates as an alternative how peasant intellectuals acted as political catalysts between their very own groups first, fairly within the quarter of Chalatenango, laying the foundation for the peasant pursuits that have been to come back. during this manner, he contends, the Salvadoran insurgency emerged in a discussion among city and peasant intellectuals operating jointly to create and execute a standard innovative strategy--one that drew on cultures of resistance deeply rooted within the country's background, poetry, and faith. concentrating on this cross-pollination, this e-book introduces the concept that a 'pedagogy of revolution' originated during this ancient alliance among city and peasant, applying secular and Catholic pedagogies similar to radio colleges, literacy courses, and rural cooperatives. This pedagogy turned an increasing number of radicalized through the years because it driven again opposed to the more and more repressive constructions of Nineteen Seventies El Salvador. Teasing out the jobs of little-known teams corresponding to the politically energetic 'La Masacuata' literary move, the contributions of Catholic motion intellectuals to the recent Left, and the missed efforts of peasant leaders, Poets and Prophets of the Resistance demonstrates how trans-class political and cultural interactions drove the innovative mobilizations that expected the Salvadoran civil warfare"

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The next day’s editorial exhorted Lemus to take strong action against demonstrators. In reference to this incident, Delaney wrote: “He [Dutriz] then launched into a lament admitting first that the paper’s editorial policy had caused an economic boycott which had hurt, and second that the change in policy noticed last week had alienated the government. ” Delaney told Dutriz that “Communists” considered La Prensa Gráfica, the D reaming o f R efor m 29 Catholic Church, and the state “the three institutions … they had to discredit and destroy before anarchy and a Communist thrust for final power could be assured.

8 Since 1959, Lemus sought to contain the real and imaginary impacts of the Cuban Revolution in El Salvador. Backed by the US ambassador in El Salvador Thorsten Kalijarvi, Lemus repressed students and faculty at the University of El Salvador, which both men considered part of a Cuban-​sponsored conspiracy to overthrow his regime. The reformist Civic-​Military Junta deposed Lemus in October 1960. It conducted an unsuccessful plan to modernize the electoral system and demilitarize public security.

The President said that when a Costa Rican roughneck was interrogated, he spoke about the terrible hatred that 30 Poets and Prophets of the R e sistance existed in Costa Rica for El Salvador. 47 Kalijarvi did not mince words, encouraging Lemus to harden his position regarding the demonstrators. When the US ambassador asked why “the student organization AGEUS [the General Association of Salvadoran University Students] had not been disbanded,” Lemus replied that this action would be futile, since there were a number of “illegal organizations such as the PRAM and the CGTS” that were also active.

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