An anarchist to the bitter end

Ironically celebrated by Mexico’s state as a heroic precursor of the Revolution, Ricardo Flores Magón rejected any compromise with the new revolutionary order ■ The Return of Comrade Ricardo Flores Magón, Claudio Lomnitz, 2014, Zone Books

Jackboot justice

Chile’s gulag under Pinochet serves as a brutal reminder of what is at stake in a military coup ■ Prisoner of Pinochet: My Year in a Chilean Concentration Camp, Sergio Bitar, translated by Erin Goodman, 2017, University of Wisconsin Press

Right wages ‘lawfare’ in Brazil

Brazil’s new right is using spurious legalism as a weapon to destroy the left ■ Voices of the Brazilian Left: Dispatches from a Coup in Progress, edited by Brian Mier, 2018, Sumaré Editions/Brasilwire.com