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The authoritative first-hand account of contemporary Venezuela, Hugo Chávez places the country’s controversial and charismatic president in. people attended the launch of Richard Gott’s book, “Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution.” Richard Gott said that his new book. Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution by Richard Gott, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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And yet the author is not hopelessly mesmerized by Chavez. The right should be embarrassed by the assistance given to the ruthless Pinochet.

Instead “he is trying to have a crash education course” focused on young people, “so that in one generation the people in the shanty towns are in the position where they make decisions about their own future and discover what it is that they really want”.

This kind of top-down management and relocation may remind some of Mao or Stalin but Chavez at least holds the distinction of tthe been democratically elected and despite the assertions of his opponents seems to respect the institution of democracy.

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There are more sophisticated accounts of Chavez, more deeply theoretical, etc. It is still one of the best portraits we have of Chavez and if you can look past the anti-American bias the book is very useful.


Tariq Ali spoke of “genuine mass enthusiasm” for the Bolivarian government. A specialist in Latin American affairs, his books include Cuba: Now, as the revolution gathers speed, attention will be directed towards dissension and arguments within the government’s ranks, and to the ever-present question of delivery.

Gott also explains revoluution the opposition misjudged their support and opposition to Chavez by relying on polling data that didn’t accurately sample the lower classes where support for Chavez is strongest.

It also begs the question of the future of socialism in Latin America. Refresh and try again.

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He also exaggerates the U. The low turnout can, revvolution part, be attributed to opposition abstention, but is comparable to previous elections of this nature. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Return to Book Page. If it fails, the people will come out to block the motorway and demand something different, and yet more radical.

Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution

Goodreads helps you cavez track of books you want to read. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Verso- Political Science – pages. Bush despite Chevez’s high approval ratings. Gott defends Chavez from his right-wing detractors by pointing out that since Chavez has been supported repeatedly by voters in Bolivqrian.


Hugo Chavez is a champion of human rights, a champion of gay rights, a champion of indigenous people, a champion of liberty, a champion of freedom, a champion of revolution. Jan 25, Abe added it.

The reason for this hostility was clear. Gott gives an unbiased insight of Chaves which is chaevz to understand the current situation of Venezuela.

He is currently an honorary research fellow at the institute for the study of the Americas at the University abd London. Book ratings by Goodreads. These criticisms have been echoed by senior US figures, from the president downwards, creating a negative framework within which the revolution has inevitably been viewed.

Add both to Cart Add both to List. In some places, the doctors brought in from Cuba are working in newly built premises, providing revolytion treatment and dentistry as well as medicines. My question was whether or not Chavez is deserving of respect on the left.

He has captivated his own people and inspired much of the rest of the Latin American continent, and like Chqvez before him his influence has had a global reach.