Paper $22.00 ISBN: 9780745334653 Published February 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $75.00 ISBN: 9780745334660 Published February 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Hugo Chavez

Socialist for the Twenty-first Century

Mike Gonzalez

Hugo Chavez

Mike Gonzalez

Distributed for Pluto Press

176 pages | 5.07874 x 7.79528
Paper $22.00 ISBN: 9780745334653 Published February 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $75.00 ISBN: 9780745334660 Published February 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

When Hugo Chavez, then President of Venezuela, died in 2013, millions across the globe mourned. In an age where most politicians inspire only apathy and cynicism, Chavez's popularity, radicalism and vibrant personality were truly unique.

Released one year after Chavez's unexpected death, this dramatic and intimate biography traces Chavez's life from an impoverished rural family to the Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas. Mike Gonzalez shows how Chavez's 'Bolivarian revolution' aimed to complete Simon Bolivar’s promise of a Latin America free from imperialism.

Gonzalez details Chavez's close connection to the masses and how he enraged wealthy elites by declaring his support for 21st century socialism. He concludes that the struggle for social justice inspired by Chavez can and must continue. This is an ideal guide to Chavez's inspiring life and legacy.

Contents

Glossary
Timeline
Epigraph
Introduction: A man for difficult times
1: The plainsman
2: The dream of Simon Bolivar
3: From insurrection to election
4: Episodes in the class war
5: The Bolivarian revolution advances
6: The contradictions of 21st century socialism
7: The legacy of Hugo Chavez
Notes
Index

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