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Why are so many people so scared? Maybe it’s because of our rulers’
enormous “fear machine.” So says Eduardo Galeano, in this rare and
charming interview. But there is reason for optimism. Find out just why,
<a
href=”http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1892801,00.html”>back
in April, Venezuela’s president Hugo Chavez gave Barack Obama a copy
of Galeano’s book, <a
href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0853459916?ie=UTF8&tag=
lauraflanders-20&link_code=as3&camp=211189&creative=373489&creativeASIN=
0853459916″>Open Veins of Latin America. Eduardo Galeano is
the author most recently of <a
href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1568584237?ie=UTF8&tag=
lauraflanders-20&link_code=as3&camp=211189&creative=373489&creativeASIN=
1568584237″>Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone, published by
Nation Books.
His poignant, poetic stories– several of which he reads aloud
here–reveal history while inspiring more.

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