Tuesday, April 19, 2005

I don’t know what to think about this…

Venezuela is handing out copies of Don Quixote to citizens to inspire heroism.
"Let us all read Quixote to feed ourselves once again with that spirit of a
fighter who went out to undo injustices and fix the world," Mr. Chavez said on
his television show, "Hello President."
And, I'm assuming from the same statement:
"To some extent, we are followers of Quixote."

Nothing at all against Cervantes book, which stands as one of the great works in literature, but I'm not sure the Don is the type of model citizen a government would want to promote - being so wrongheaded so often throughout his adventures.

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