Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:07 AM
The 2nd and 3rd books in Eduardo Galeano's 'Memory of Fire' trilogy are particularly good sources of detail about the US government's shenanigans in Central and South America, and make evident the meaning of the term 'banana republic'.
"Journalists are meant to be neutral, for God's sake." - Stephen 'Wiggy' Jones
"Perhaps it would be better that future criticism of sports be made on the narrow basis of what is being discussed, without reference to other sports, unless those sports offer a solution to the problem in hand." - Brian 'Pigface' Moore
"What happens in rugby union? A player takes the ball, moves forward a little and gets tackled. A whole load of players then roll about on the ground. Pheep! The referee gives a penalty." - Simon Barnes