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Hugo Chávez: Oil, Politics, and the Challenge to the U.S. Paperback – August 7, 2007
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About the Author
Nikolas Kozloff is an expert on South America and a former fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs in Washington, D.C. He contributes articles to Counterpunch, buzzflash.com, venezuelanalysis.com, Z Net, and blogs on senorchichero.blogspot.com. He has appeared on PBS World Focus, C-SPAN Washington Journal and The Daily Show and is the author of Revolution! He lives in Brooklyn, NY.
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Top Customer Reviews
This book could be The thesis on the political movements in Latin America, particularly in Venezuela. Copyright impartially and cold in the book considered the socio-political aspects of life in Venezuela. Very interesting! Recommend this book to those who seek to get rid of the standard political "stamps" and see Venezuela this for what it is actually.
What I got was a thin read that made me feel like a right wing reactionary because I had a hard time believing crowds of people hum a national anthem while comitting property crimes. Or that a mass demonstration without an underpinning constitutes a revolution, as in the Seattle WTO riots. The chapters read like fluffed magazine articles, and frankly, I could care less where the author spent his time studying and planning his next demonstration. If the timing had been right, I wouldn't be surprised to see a few paragraphs about having tea with Oliver Stone.
There may be a great book in Chavez's story, but this isn't it. One star bonus for benefit-of-the-doubt: Those with a head apparently more level than mine who can make it to the end, might find an oil pot at the end of the rainbow. But I doubt it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is not a great book. It is extremely pro-Chavez. I really found some of the points overwhelming on trying to make him out to be such a great leader and all around guy. Read morePublished on March 12, 2013 by Island Lawyer
It is hard to find an objective account of South American politics. It is MUCH harder to find an objective account of Hugo Chavez. This book comes very close.Published on September 29, 2011 by Kenso
Provides an alternative view of Chavez from that of our government and the corporate media. Chavez was elected and re-elected democratically by the Venezuelan people with strong... Read morePublished on March 30, 2008 by Jon Thomas
If mainstream news leaves you with more questions than answers, read this book. It's accurate and informative. Read morePublished on February 28, 2008 by Bob
This book is one of the worst books I have read in recent years.
Nikolas Kozloff, a self-proclaimed anarchist, analyzes the history of Chavez through an inaccurate and... Read more
Hugo Chavez, Oil Politics and the Challenge to the U.S. by Nikolas Kozloff lacks focus, is confusing and ultimately is not worth the time or effort to read. Read morePublished on November 5, 2007 by Kenneth J. Miller
With all the criticism of neoconservativism (which is appropriate), it's good that Chavez and this book bring up the issue of neoliberalism. Read morePublished on September 1, 2007 by Preston C. Enright
This book is beyond HORRIBLE. I even went and consulted with the Oxford's alumni office and checked if the credentials of this author were genuine. Read morePublished on August 21, 2007 by A. Quevedo
Very good history of HC, also good facts about current situations. Very approving of Latin American shift to the Left!Published on August 3, 2007 by M. Stallings