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Benito Juarez

     Stuart Rawlings says he is an admirer of Beninto Juarez and asks me to suggest a book about him. There is an immense literature about him. A good biography is Ralph Roeder, Juarez and His Mexico. Juarez is the official but very divisive hero of Mexico. Many Catholics detest him for his violent anti-clericalism. He was indeed an ingrate. He owed his education to a priest, but never showed any gratitude.

Ronald Hilton - 03/05/99