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Revolution!: South America and the Rise of the New Left

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In the past few years, South America has witnessed the rise of leftist governments coming into power on the heels of dramatic social and political unrest. In this book, journalist Nikolas Kozloff takes an inside look at this movement.
Hardcover, 249 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Palgrave MacMillan (first published January 1st 2008)
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Aaron
Sep 01, 2008 Aaron rated it it was amazing
An excellent over view of recent South American developments in the areas of the military, society and economy.
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Mar 20, 2010 Kevin rated it liked it
One is tempted to announce a new literary genre: that of the radical-minded gringo who totes his reporter's notebook around sultry South American capitals to get to the bottom of whether the continent's revolutionary sex appeal is more rhetoric or reality. Just below the surface seem to be lurking riddles like, how is it that poor Bolivian peasants could stick it to the elite by pushing Evo Morales into the presidency (twice!), while popular forces in the US haven't even been able to coax Obama ...more
Sabrina
Jul 14, 2008 Sabrina rated it it was ok
Less of a primer, more of an expanded look at S. America (particularly Venezuela and its chavistas). The organization of the book needs help; articles/interviews seem pasted together haphazardly.
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