"Once there was a Farmer-General
of the Revenues." Saying nothing more, he was encouraged to continue.
Sharon agreed because he liked the image of farmer-general
, a la Cincinnatus, the fifth-century B.C.E.
Womack is the author of the definitive biography of Emiliano Zapata, the incorruptible farmer-general
who remains emblematic of the campesinos' struggle for land.