For years, contemporary Chile was considered a remarkable demonstration of the inevitable triumph of economic and political liberalism. (more…)
Author: Francisco Albanese
November 11, 2019 Francisco Albanese 8 comments
Communist Entropy in the Chilean Miracle
November 26, 2014 Francisco Albanese 3 comments
1492: The Clash of Civilizations & the Grey Legend
In Latin America, the voices that seek to give a poetic tinge to the past so as to legitimize their chosen future decided to name Columbus Day, October the 12th, Día de la Raza, the “Day of the Race.”
Expressions and meanings are not always univocal, and what in Iberia could be understood as the presence of the same race both on the peninsula and on the other side of the sea, in America came to carry a brand new meaning. Anything could result from the clash of one culture against many, as well as the interaction between two races, but never a race, (more…)
July 24, 2014 Francisco Albanese 1 comment
Apes, Together, STRONG!
I’m a big fan of the seventh art, so the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes premiere was mandatory for me.
July 9, 2014 Francisco Albanese 1 comment
Prometheus is, probably, one of the most enduring characters in universal mythology and, in addition, one of the most frequent subjects of artistic, literary, or philosophical interpretation. Aeschylus’ version, Prometheus Bound, has generated different symbolic interpretations across the centuries. Starting with the Renaissance, Prometheus has been seen as a symbol of consciousness struggling against arbitrary power.
This was captured in essence by Goethe, circa 1771, who presented the image of the Promethean Man who, decades later, Friedrich Nietzsche would write about in his Birth of Tragedy. (more…)
English original here
Die Südspitze Südamerikas durchquert Chile, Argentinien und Uruguay, die Landschaften und Klimazonen aufweisen, die denen in Europa und Nordamerika sehr ähnlich sind.
Ebenso ist die Südspitze auch die Heimat vieler Europäer. Obwohl Chile mehrheitlich nicht-weiß (mestizisch) ist, sind Argentinien und Uruguay vor allem europäisch, insbesondere spanisch geprägt. (more…)
“Auferre, Trucidare, Rapere, Falsis Nominibus Imperivm; Atqve, Ubi Solitvdinem Facivnt, Pacem Appellant.”—Gaivs Cornelivs Tacitvs
German translation here
The Southern Cone of South America encompasses Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay, which have landscapes and climates much like those of Europe and North America.
The Southern Cone is also the home of many Europeans. Although Chile is majority non-white (mestizo), (more…)