A historical guide to understand modern Mexico At certain stages in its history – the present is one of those stages – the Mexican nation has been deeply dissatisfied with the trend of national events. Mexicans feel they would never have arrived at their present distressing situation, had affairs been managed according to their own deepest wishes. To what extent are Mexicans responsible for their present predicament? Is everything attributable to their own faults, or must mitigating circumstances be taken into account? The fact that the Mexican nation disapproves of its present situation is a clear indication that deep down, it longs for a very different destiny, but that somehow it has been led astray by a force that does not correspond to its most essential values. This book clarifies many points, in this regard. The Mexican people are superior to their present, undesired national circumstances. They are potentially better than they suppose themselves to be.