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Yoani Sanchez

Yoani Sanchez

Posted April 27, 2009 | 03:26 PM (EST)

The Short Night of the Long Knives


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People waiting, with a stick or a knife under the bed for a day they can use them. Entrenched hatred against those who betrayed them, denied them a better job, or made sure their youngest child couldn't study at the university. There are so many waiting for possible chaos to give them the time necessary for revenge, that one would wish not to have been born in this age, when one can only be a victim or victimizer, when so many yearn for the night of the long knives.

You can read Yoani's blog, Generation Y, in English translation here.