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Original Title: El derecho a disentir
This book brings together essays in which Mauricio Wiesenthal tries to “settle accounts” with his times because, as he puts it, “being free consists in knowing how to escape from the prison of our circumstances so that we can organise our lives and ideas from a more distant perspective”. Written in a thousand places around the world, these pages are a celebration—a true feast—of the gift of “intemperately” contemplating and assessing, in a way that is both critical and unaccommodating (rebelling against circumstances), the times in which it is our lot to live, “For history—if you rewind it or watch it in slow motion—is like football matches when you examine the moves that are most applauded by the fans of each team, those details which, not infrequently, are the worst and the most shameful of each game”. With its many flashes of brilliance and crystal clear, expressive prose, this book will fascinate (besides encouraging and comforting) the reader as it reveals treasures from the museum of time and shows the way to wide-open horizons.
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