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In the 1990s, the magazine Memoria reported on a controversy that led to the great 1936 exhibition organized by the Liga de Escritores y Artistas Revolucionarios (LEAR) [League of Revolutionary Writers and Artists]. The article explains that the motivation behind disseminating these texts anew was not due to historical interest, but rather to the “relevance” and “vitality” of their proposals regarding the boundaries of individual commitment given the requirements of a given political affiliation.


The Socialist politican, Arnold Martínez Verdugo (b. 1925), was the last general secretary of the PCM [Mexican Communist Party] and also served as director of Memoria magazine. He was responsible for the publication’s critical turn toward autonomy and partisan democratization. He also showed interest in examining the history of the organization and in reclaiming the independent attitude that had been destroyed by the partisan machinery of self-criticism.

Francisco Reyes Palma : CURARE A. C.
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