From Publishers Weekly
An examination of the Latin American left's ideals of a socialist utopia in light of Western capitalism.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From Library Journal
Political scientist Castaneda (Autonomous Univ. of Mexico) provides a sympathetic but academically balanced analysis of the Latin American Left over the past 30 years as well as an agenda for that Left to follow in the decades ahead. While he holds that the Left has been "the most important factor in the continent's political evolution," he also shows that the peoples of Latin America are not much better off after three decades. For the Left to pose a viable and substantively different alternative to the status quo, Castaneda posits a program that would achieve a combination of economic growth wih social equity. However, this program rests upon "The Grand Bargain" under which the United States remains neutral to nations' choices of economic and social programs and governments and business groups acknowledge "social compensation for the ravages of the market." This outstanding book belongs in all academic libraries and in public libraries with serious readers about world affairs.- James Rhodes, Luther Coll., Decorah, Ia.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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