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EDUARDO HARO TECGLEN
TIRED OF FIGHTING

He declares himself a true "child of the century", which is precisely the title of his last book, a work through which he relives historical as well as personal experiences that often proved to be painful and traumatic. At the present time, when the prevailing attitude is one of seeking consensus, avoiding causing offense and accepting half truths, voices like that raised by Eduardo Haro Tecglen (who is now 77 years old) continue to advocate the role committed intellectuals are somehow called to play : to say aloud what is really on their minds. And Haro tells what he thinks just because it is his firm belief that he has to, even though that particular way of thinking does not exactly coincide with that of the majority of people. During the interview transcribed below, he repeated the word "war" up to seven times. (...)