People say that whoever knows the history,
knows where came from, therefore has an easy time
to understand the present and imagining the future,
where it goes, and above all, chose where to go.
José Martí, the Cuban Patriarch, defended that
we must "be cult to be free". If he is right, the culture
contemplates the past, the freedom contemplates the
past, the present, and the future examine the history.
Being cult and free, to know how to talk
knowing the origin of things is a one-way street, a
path that continuously requires that we satisfy our
hunger for knowledge, for explicative sources, for
authors and historical character that fill the gap
caused by a popular culture more and more repetitive,
basic and mediocre.
It is in history that we must search, in times like
these, a stimulus to comprehend this present, so full
of nihilistic certainties in the mouth of everybody, and
clicks in the collective idiocy. These lines were
thought, initially, as support material for my history
I have sought to report in writing the historical
curiosities that I use more frequently in my classes.
Along the way, I thought that this material made to
stimulate young minds, through the past paths, could
be used by other people that still have a thirst for the
knowledge of the past, and for people that crave to
read something different.
I say something different because, in the lines
that follow, you will find curiosities that, mostly, are
tied up to underutilized sources by the media or by the
official history books.
It is a book to be browsed and read in the order
that suits the reader better. If you accept a
suggestion, you can read it gradually, flip through
some pages alone or with relatives on a camping trip,
or even at that time after lunch on Sunday, when you
have nothing to do, but every time some matter arises.
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