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Michael Schmidt Offers an Inside View of Mexican Society in the Post-Colonial Era.

Book Critic John Leonard reviews The Dresden Gate the novel by Michael Schmidt that explores the misbegotten efforts of Europeans to export their systems of civilization - religion, government, culture - on the Latin American soul.

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Other segments from the episode on October 27, 1987

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 27, 1987: Interview with Randy Shilts; Commentary on Lennon and McCartney compositions for other artists; Interview with Patricia Highsmith; Review of Michael…

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