Assassination of a Saint

Author: Matt Eisenbrandt
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520961890
Release Date: 2017-01-24
Genre: History

On March 24, 1980, the assassination of El Salvador’s Archbishop Óscar Romero rocked that nation and the world. Despite the efforts of many in El Salvador and beyond, those responsible for Romero’s murder remained unpunished for their heinous crime. Assassination of a Saint is the thrilling story of an international team of lawyers, private investigators, and human-rights experts that fought to bring justice for the slain hero. Matt Eisenbrandt, a lawyer who was part of the investigative team, recounts in this gripping narrative how he and his colleagues interviewed eyewitnesses and former members of death squads while searching for evidence on those who financed them. As investigators worked toward the only court verdict ever reached for the murder of the martyred archbishop, they uncovered information with profound implications for El Salvador and the United States.

Assassination of a Saint

Author: Matt Eisenbrandt
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520286801
Release Date: 2017-01-24
Genre: History

"Informational goulash" : prior investigations of the Romero assassination -- "In violation of the law of nations" : the Romero assassination comes to the United States -- "The enemy comes from our people" : coffee, anti-communism, and the death squads -- "The door of history" : Archbishop Romero and the Catholic Church in El Salvador -- "A bed to drop dead in" : the search for Álvaro Saravia and the death squad financiers -- "Arena's Achilles' heel" : our first trip to El Salvador -- "Baby robbers, mad bombers, and other assorted criminals" : Saravia's escape to Miami brings U.S. foreign policy full circle -- "You're making a lot of noise" : looking for evidence on the death squad financiers -- "You know better than to ask that" : the search for the getaway driver -- "A rabid anti-communist" : meeting witnesses from the Arena party -- "We don't have a clue what the hell is going on" : the continuing hunt for Saravia and insider witnesses -- "God forgive me for what I'm going to do" : an insider goes on the record -- "There must have been a thousand Romeros" : final interviews and trial preparation -- "Of a magnitude that is hardly describable" : the Romero assassination case goes to trial -- "The fleas always stick to the skinniest dog" : the verdict's impact on Saravia

Assassination of a Saint

Author: Matt Eisenbrandt
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520286795
Release Date: 2017-01-24
Genre: History

On March 24, 1980, the assassination of El Salvador’s Archbishop Óscar Romero rocked that nation and the world. Despite the efforts of many in El Salvador and beyond, those responsible for Romero’s murder remained unpunished for their heinous crime. Assassination of a Saint is the thrilling story of an international team of lawyers, private investigators, and human-rights experts that fought to bring justice for the slain hero. Matt Eisenbrandt, a lawyer who was part of the investigative team, recounts in this gripping narrative how he and his colleagues interviewed eyewitnesses and former members of death squads while searching for evidence on those who financed them. As investigators worked toward the only court verdict ever reached for the murder of the martyred archbishop, they uncovered information with profound implications for El Salvador and the United States.

Choro

Author: Tamara Elena Livingston
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253217520
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Music

The first book in English to explore Brazilian choro.

Assassination of a Saint

Author: Matt Eisenbrandt
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520286801
Release Date: 2017-01-24
Genre: History

"Informational goulash" : prior investigations of the Romero assassination -- "In violation of the law of nations" : the Romero assassination comes to the United States -- "The enemy comes from our people" : coffee, anti-communism, and the death squads -- "The door of history" : Archbishop Romero and the Catholic Church in El Salvador -- "A bed to drop dead in" : the search for Álvaro Saravia and the death squad financiers -- "Arena's Achilles' heel" : our first trip to El Salvador -- "Baby robbers, mad bombers, and other assorted criminals" : Saravia's escape to Miami brings U.S. foreign policy full circle -- "You're making a lot of noise" : looking for evidence on the death squad financiers -- "You know better than to ask that" : the search for the getaway driver -- "A rabid anti-communist" : meeting witnesses from the Arena party -- "We don't have a clue what the hell is going on" : the continuing hunt for Saravia and insider witnesses -- "God forgive me for what I'm going to do" : an insider goes on the record -- "There must have been a thousand Romeros" : final interviews and trial preparation -- "Of a magnitude that is hardly describable" : the Romero assassination case goes to trial -- "The fleas always stick to the skinniest dog" : the verdict's impact on Saravia

Matanza

Author: Thomas P. Anderson
Publisher:
ISBN: UTEXAS:059173001306350
Release Date: 1992
Genre: History

History of the 1932 slaughter in El Salvador.

Archbishop Oscar Romero

Author: Emily Wade Will
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781498283564
Release Date: 2016-06-03
Genre: History

Who is Oscar Romero, assassinated in 1980 while saying mass, beatified by Pope Francis in 2015, a man Latin Americans already claim as Saint Romero of America? This biography, a Romero primer, sets out to answer this question for the general public ages fifteen up--readers who may know little about El Salvador, Romero's homeland, or the Roman Catholic Church. Based on interviews with some of Romero's seminary mates and siblings, this title reveals not-yet-published information to fill gaps in Romero's first twenty-five years of life. One chapter explores the archbishop's surprising relationship with "misguided" young adults. The author takes painstaking effort to convey the context in which this old-school cleric emerged as an audacious voice of the voiceless. That he did so is remarkable; Vatican officials named him archbishop confident he would remain silent, rein in activism, and ruffle no status-quo feathers. How and why Romero defied expectations ranks among the most compelling faith stories of the late twentieth century. Jose Inocencio Alas honors this work with a foreword. A former priest and colleague of Romero who narrowly survived abduction and torture by El Salvador's notorious National Guard, Alas has exclaimed, "I hope just about everyone in the world reads this book."

Mystifying the Monarch

Author: Jeroen Deploige
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9789053567678
Release Date: 2006
Genre: History

The power of monarchs has traditionally been as much symbolic as actual, rooted in popular imagery of sovereignty, divinity, and authority. In Mystifying the Monarch, a distinguished group of contributors explores the changing nature of that imagery—and its political and social effects—in Europe from the Middle Ages to the present day. They demonstrate that, rather than a linear progression where perceptions of rulers moved inexorably from the sacred to the banal, in reality the history of monarchy has been one of constant tension between mystification and demystification.

Weakness and Deceit

Author: Raymond Bonner
Publisher: OR Books
ISBN: 9781682190272
Release Date: 2016-04-07
Genre: History

“A landmark book . . . Bonner reveals the full extent of Washington's complicity with a murderous regime bent on eliminating even its mildest critics. This story not only sets the record straight, but, as importantly, it also speaks to the future, serving as a fresh warning of the perennial perils of American engagement in secret wars.” —Alan Riding, author of Distant Neighbors: A Portrait of the Mexicans; former Mexico City bureau chief, The New York Times “Weakness and Deceit vividly depicts the failure of U.S. policy to take human rights seriously in Central America in the 1980s. Its lessons are more relevant than ever today as policy-makers struggle to respond to crisis situations in the Middle East, and elsewhere. For three decades Bonner's relentless pursuit of the truth has set the gold standard for investigative journalists everywhere.” —Michael Posner, professor of Ethics and Finance at New York University, former U.S. assistant secretary of state “Thirty years ago, Raymond Bonner wrote a fundamental book about the United States and Latin America. Here it is again, a major work by a big-hearted reporter, with new and fascinating details about the tragedy of U. S. interventionism during the Cold War, and the lies we have been told.” —Alma Guillermoprieto, author of Looking for History: Dispatches From Latin America, and The Heart That Bleeds: Latin America Now A land and culture poorly understood by analysts, politicians, and voters in the far-off United States. A regime permeated with corruption; a country in the steel grip of a few families that disdained any system which might give a voice to the millions who kept them in comfort: guarding their children, watering their lawns and putting food on their tables. A brutal and remorseless police force and army trained in America, armed with American guns, and fighting a bloody proxy war against anyone who might conceivably be an American foe—whether or not they held a gun. Sound familiar? This was Central America in the 1980s, at a time when El Salvador was the centerpiece of a misguided and ultimately disastrous foreign policy. It resulted in atrocities that took the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and destabilized a region that has not recovered to this day. At a time when the Reagan Administration’s obsession with communism overwhelmed objections to its policies, Ray Bonner took a courageous, unflinching look at just who we were supporting and what the consequences were. Now supplemented with an epilogue drawing on newly available, once-secret documents that detail the extent of America’s involvement in assassinations, including the infamous murder of three American nuns and a lay missionary in 1980, Weakness and Deceit is a classic, riveting and ultimately tragic account of foreign policy gone terribly wrong.

Stories of Civil War in El Salvador

Author: Erik Ching
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9781469628677
Release Date: 2016-08-26
Genre: History

El Salvador's civil war began in 1980 and ended twelve bloody years later. It saw extreme violence on both sides, including the terrorizing and targeting of civilians by death squads, recruitment of child soldiers, and the death and disappearance of more than 75,000 people. Examining El Salvador's vibrant life-story literature written in the aftermath of this terrible conflict--including memoirs and testimonials--Erik Ching seeks to understand how the war has come to be remembered and rebattled by Salvadorans and what that means for their society today. Ching identifies four memory communities that dominate national postwar views: civilian elites, military officers, guerrilla commanders, and working class and poor testimonialists. Pushing distinct and divergent stories, these groups are today engaged in what Ching terms a "narrative battle" for control over the memory of the war. Their ongoing publications in the marketplace of ideas tend to direct Salvadorans' attempts to negotiate the war's meaning and legacy, and Ching suggests that a more open, coordinated reconciliation process is needed in this postconflict society. In the meantime, El Salvador, fractured by conflicting interpretations of its national trauma, is hindered in dealing with the immediate problems posed by the nexus of neoliberalism, gang violence, and outmigration.

Nudging Health

Author: I. Glenn Cohen
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9781421421018
Release Date: 2016-11-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Behavioral nudges are everywhere: calorie counts on menus, automated text reminders to encourage medication adherence, a reminder bell when a driver’s seatbelt isn’t fastened. Designed to help people make better health choices, these reminders have become so commonplace that they often go unnoticed. In Nudging Health, forty-five experts in behavioral science and health policy from across academia, government, and private industry come together to explore whether and how these tools are effective in improving health outcomes. Behavioral science has swept the fields of economics and law through the study of nudges, cognitive biases, and decisional heuristics—but it has only recently begun to impact the conversation on health care. Nudging Health wrestles with some of the thorny philosophical issues, legal limits, and conceptual questions raised by behavioral science as applied to health law and policy. The volume frames the fundamental issues surrounding health nudges by addressing ethical questions. Does cost-sharing for health expenditures cause patients to make poor decisions? Is it right to make it difficult for people to opt out of having their organs harvested for donation when they die? Are behavioral nudges paternalistic? The contributors examine specific applications of behavioral science, including efforts to address health care costs, improve vaccination rates, and encourage better decision-making by physicians. They wrestle with questions regarding the doctor-patient relationship and defaults in healthcare while engaging with larger, timely questions of healthcare reform. Nudging Health is the first multi-voiced assessment of behavioral economics and health law to span such a wide array of issues—from the Affordable Care Act to prescription drugs. Contributors: David A. Asch, Jerry Avorn, Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby, Alexander M. Capron, Niteesh K. Choudhry, I. Glenn Cohen, Sarah Conly, Gregory Curfman, Khaled El Emam, Barbara J. Evans, Nir Eyal, Andrea Freeman, Alan M. Garber, Jonathan Gingerich, Michael Hallsworth, Jim Hawkins, David Huffman, David A. Hyman, Julika Kaplan, Aaron S. Kesselheim, Nina A. Kohn, Russell Korobkin, Jeffrey T. Kullgren, Matthew J.B. Lawrence, George Loewenstein, Holly Fernandez Lynch, Ester Moher, Abigail R. Moncrieff, David Orentlicher, Manisha Padi, Christopher T. Robertson, Ameet Sarpatwari, Aditi P. Sen, Neel Shah, Zainab Shipchandler, Anna D. Sinaiko, Donna Spruijt-Metz, Cass R. Sunstein, Thomas S. Ulen, Kristen Underhill, Kevin G. Volpp, Mark D. White, David V. Yokum, Jennifer L. Zamzow, Richard J. Zeckhauser

Distant Suffering

Author: Luc Boltanski
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521659531
Release Date: 1999-10-13
Genre: Social Science

Distant Suffering, first published in 1999, examines the moral and political implications for a spectator of the distant suffering of others as presented through the media. What are the morally acceptable responses to the sight of suffering on television, for example, when the viewer cannot act directly to affect the circumstances in which the suffering takes place? Luc Boltanski argues that spectators can actively involve themselves and others by speaking about what they have seen and how they were affected by it. Developing ideas in Adam Smith's moral theory, he examines three rhetorical 'topics' available for the expression of the spectator's response to suffering: the topics of denunciation and of sentiment and the aesthetic topic. The book concludes with a discussion of a 'crisis of pity' in relation to modern forms of humanitarianism. A possible way out of this crisis is suggested which involves an emphasis and focus on present suffering.

The Altering Eye

Author: Robert Phillip Kolker
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
ISBN: 9781906924034
Release Date: 2009-01
Genre: Performing Arts

The Altering Eye covers a "golden age" of international cinema from the end of WWII through to the New German Cinema of the 1970s. Combining historical, political, and textual analysis, the author develops a pattern of cinematic invention and experimentation from neorealism through the modernist interventions of Jean-Luc Godard and Rainer Maria Fassbinder, focusing along the way on such major figures as Luis Bunuel, Joseph Losey, the Brazilian director Glauber Rocha, and the work of major Cuban filmmakers. Kolker's book has become a much quoted classic in the field of film studies providing essential reading for anybody interested in understanding the history of European and international cinema. This new and revised edition includes a substantive new Preface by the author and an updated Bibliography."