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Download e-book for iPad: An Unlikely Hero: George Scott Robertson by Dorothy Anderson

By Dorothy Anderson

ISBN-10: 0752486853

ISBN-13: 9780752486857

Starting his profession as a British health practitioner significant in Afghanistan, George Scott Robertson chanced on himself protecting Chitral citadel in 1895 opposed to a besieging strength of hundreds of thousands of tribesmen. He used to be celebrated as a hero, yet this used to be just one bankruptcy in what was once a rare existence. vacationing in India, Canada and Kafiristan, he took half in different army expeditions at the Frontier, wrote a popular ethnography, 'The Kafirs of the Hindu Kush', and in later lifestyles turned a vociferous MP representing critical Bradford, whos radical Liberal perspectives either happy and surprised his materials. Elegantly written and good researched from fabrics supplied through the Robertson relations, 'An not likely Hero: George Scott Robertson' is the tale of an adventurer, ethnographer, soldier, health care professional, businessman and flesh presser, in order to be of curiosity to any scholar of the interval.

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Es suficiente, por sí solo, para hacer huir despavori­ dos a los voceros de las infamias del Gobierno criminal y des­ piadado que sufre la República». Fidel Castro. —Yo me acuerdo perfectamente de las arengas que hice. Eran alegatos breves, dramáticos, apelaban al sentimien­ to de la gente frente al gobierno corrompido, ladrón, por cuya culpa se había sacrificado el dirigente limpio, honrado. Aren­ gué mucho, porque me di cuenta de la situación de los medios masivos en su avidez por informar y dar a conocer opiniones.

Su espacio radial se convirtió en el más escuchado. Él también se acercó a Chibás, a los ortodoxos. Vio que era el partido y el movimiento del futuro. Incluso, creo que fue en las elecciones de 1950 que se postuló para representante y rompió los récords de votación para el cargo. Sacó decenas de miles de votos preferenciales —alrededor de 71 000, que era una enorme votación— en la ciudad de La Habana, dentro del Partido Ortodoxo. Entré en relaciones con él, precisamente porque los estudiantes le llevábamos noticias, denuncias.

Y, además, mucho de aque­ llo lo aprendí gradualmente. ¿Quién me enseñó cuando llegué a la Universidad? El tipo de política, cómo hacer, cómo ganar el apoyo de la gente, la voluntad de la gente; es una mezcla de factores políticos, psicológicos. A la gente le gusta que cuen­ ten con ella, a la gente le agrada que le pidan apoyo. , denuncié con todas las pruebas un negocio millonario. No habían podido desalojar a la gente como antes, compraron muy barato el terreno; después que empezaron a construir, comenzaron a vender.

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