Thursday, January 02, 2014

El Apostol de la Independencia Cubana: José Martí on the power of ideas

"A powerful idea, waved before the world at the proper time, 
can stop a squadron of iron-clad ships, 
like the mystical flag of the Last judgement."

José Martí, "Nuestra América" (Our America), 1881.

Comment: 'El Apostol de la Independencia Cubana' translates into 'The Apostle of Cuban Independence'.  It is an honorary title often used to refer to the Cuban national hero José Martí (1853-1895).

You can download "Nuestra América" translated into English here (24.0kb)

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