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Héctor Tobar

Héctor Tobar is the author of the novel The Tattooed Soldier and the nonfiction book Translation Nation: Defining a New American Identity in the Spanish-Speaking United States.

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Promised Land: El Norte

In the 1980s, with the wounds of the Vietnam War still fresh in the collective American memory, Hollywood took up the themes of empire, democracy, and war. A series of films transported Americans to distant countries and exotic locales where small an…

By Héctor Tobar