Mexico once cultivated a “special relationship” with death. But cultural globalization and rising violence is weakening that bond.
Humberto Beck is a professor at the Center for International Studies of El Colegio de México. He was founder and editor of the online journal Horizontal. He is the author of Otra modernidad es posible: el pensamiento de Iván Illich and coeditor of El futuro es hoy: ideas radicales para México. His most recent book is The Moment of Rupture: Historical Consciousness in Interwar German Thought.