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This summer, the forests of Portugal were razed by extreme heats and a large tree fell killing scores at a religious pilgrimage. It has been quite the summer for Portugal. And one can add Neill Lochery's latest book, "Out of the Shadows". This is a "historical" reflection of the last forty years from the Carnation Revolution. On 24 April , a short revolution overthrew Salazar's Estado Novo. In a matter of days, Portugal went from a dictatorship to a democracy. Change of course is not easy. I told someone at work what I was reading.
She rolled her eyes and said, "boring But maybe this is a reflection of myself.
If you like politics and history, if you are keen to find out about Portugal's recent history and where it is at present, then you will like this book. Lochery writes in a really easy to understand language. He uses a lot of state department material along diplomatic notes to bolster his facts. There are personal anecdotes and observations that keeps what could be boring stuff as an enjoyable read. In fact I read the book in four days. Now to be honest there are some things that seem rather odd or missing. First, there is a lot on the political elections, party issues and minutiae that sometimes gets in the way the boring parts?
He uses most of this material to illustrate his history plus he tells side stories that made it interesting. Second he does rely on British and U. In fact, Lochery is not Portuguese, so in a way, everything is told from a third person point of view. He even points out that he chose not to interview the Portuguese politicians.
Maybe this is good; maybe bad. I guess that depends on what you get out of this. Most of the action occurs in the big city Lisboa. Obviously from a political aspect this is understandable but I felt the countryside has been relegated to what he refers to being mostly undeveloped.
Perhaps another book?
Lastly he points out the importance of culture in Portugal. Futebol, fado and religion get a good write-up but specific cultural aspects are few. The only writer mentioned is Jose Saramago pointing out that most Portuguese have never read him and the artist Paula Rego. Sadly I wish there was more but this is a book on history.
Still I learned an awful lot about this country from this book. Both good and bad. Democracy is very present but their politics are a going concern. They went from the "dark" times under Salazar to almost collapsing under the weight of bankruptcy. They have a strong cultural component where most Europeans see it a a weekend getaway. They went from being the "poorest country" in Europe to a bright and vibrant Lisboa even though corruption still exists. They gave up their African colonies and joined the EU.
A lot has happened in forty years. Lots to ponder. Now I realize that I am reviewing this from a third person point of view as well. I have only been a tourist and god knows, I really enjoyed my time there. Perhaps I am a little biased but it seems like a small country that wants to be part of the global stage. Ha ha sounds like my country. They got caught up in chasing "big shiny things" and almost lost everything. Gosh, that could be a North American vice? Can you blame them I have had one Portuguese GR friend review this book and she felt this should be mandatory reading.
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