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By Arnold August

During this groundbreaking ebook, Arnold August explores Cuba's certain type of democracy, providing a close and balanced research of Cuba's electoral technique and the state's functioning among elections. through evaluating them with practices within the united states, Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador, August exhibits that people's participation in politics and society isn't restricted to a unique, united states- centric figuring out of democracy.
Through this deft research, August illustrates how the method of democratization in Cuba is consistently in movement and argues higher knowing of alternative political structures teaches us not to be chuffed with both blanket condemnations or idealistic political illusions.

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Strictly speaking, I believe that the act of postulating it, even among those who try to deny it, is universal. My postulate is that all literature, in the end, is autobiographical. Every­ thing is poetic that confesses, that gives us a glimpse of a destiny. In lyric poetry, this destiny usually remains immutable, alert but always sketched by symbols that are congenial to its idiosyncracy and allow us to follow its trace. There is no other meaning in Gongora's tresses of hair, sapphires, and shattered glass, or Almafuerte's marshes and packs of dogs.

This is not a whole word, but the promise of others to come. It indicates that what immediately follows is not the main point in this con­ text, but rather the location of the main point, be it in time or in space. Un [a] . Properly speaking, this word declares the unity of the word it modifies. Here it does not. Here it announces a real existence, but one not particularly individuated or demarcated. Lugar [place] . This is the word of location, promised by the particle in. A N I N V E S T I G AT I O N O F T H E W O R D 33 Its task is merely syntactical, not adding any representation to the one sug­ gested by the two previous words.

Epigones, those who frequent already lyricized themes, usually achieve it; innovators, almost never. Our indolence speaks of classical books, eternal books. If only some eternal book existed, primed for our enjoyment and whims, no less inven­ tive in the populous morning as in the secluded night, oriented toward all hours of the world. Your favorite books, reader, are like the rough drafts of that book without a final reading. If the attainments of the verbal beauty that art can provide us were in­ fallible, non-chronological anthologies would exist, or even ones that would not mention the names of authors or of literary schools.

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