Are there any decent reads on the Communist Party of Peru / the Shining Path? Ideally something that at least attempts to be somewhat objective and attempts to do some actual crit.

I recently picked up The Shining Path: Love, Madness, and Revolution in the Andes off of a recommendation but the authors are pretty blatantly anti-communist at times. Frequently it reads like an unreliable narrator and not like its really trying to provide a detailed picture of the situation.

Edit: for transparency, I’ve only read about the first 1/4th of The Shining Path: Love, Madness, and Revolution

Soviet Snake

There is a book about it wrote by a Peruvian Marxist who supposedly says it was funded by the CIA, some people here were trabslating it but it is complicated. It is only in Spanish.


Interesting, I’ll have to keep an eye out for it. I don’t envy the folks trying to translate something like that

Soviet Snake

Check the other comments, the name is there. It’s not really a hard translation, and the book isn’t really that long, if I wouldn’t have to work/study and don’t kill myself from exhaustion I could translate it in maybe a month if it were like, my job or something, but well, it’s a tedious a slow thing to do when you are doing out of love, some parts are translated, I really want to help with this but I never have time.

ill check for info on it online, It really wouldn’t surprise me at all. Peru’s Shining Path had similarities to Pol Pot and Pol Pot was CIA funded

Soviet Snake

It’s called CIA Sendero Luminoso: Guerra política by Andero Matias.

what book is this?

Soviet Snake

It’s called CIA Sendero Luminoso: Guerra política by Andero Matias, I have a .pdf but it’s in Spanish. :/ I can read it, though.

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