Sunday, January 16, 2005

"Motorcycle Diaries" and the Deadzones of Eastern Europe

I was talking to students that were excited about the recent film version of Ernesto Che Guevara's Motorcyle Diaries:

Review of the book

Website of the Film Version

So, anyways, I decided to learn more about Che's early days and accidently stepped into a revolutionary story much more relevant to our times. This is a motorcycle diary of Elena's trip through the nuclear deadzones within Eastern Europe. A great reminder as we recently passed the 25th anniversary of the Three Mile Island Incident in the U.S. and the Nuclear Energy Institute continues to tell us that there is no longer anything to worry about. This story reminds us of some of the worst abuses of the corrupt communist bloc and the continuing lies of our own capitalist system regarding the danger of nuclear power.

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