Redeemers by Enrique Krauze
Ideas and Power in Latin America

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An epicintellectual history of Latin America by one of the region’s most prominentthinkers

Inhis first book to appear in English since Mexico: Biography in Power, awork which the Wall Street Journal calls “the standard history ofpostcolonial Mexico,” prize-winning author Enrique Krauzeilluminates the evolution of political, social, and philosophical discourses inLatin America. With echoes of Richard Hofstadter and Edmund Wilson, Krauze explores the Latin American intellectual traditionby deftly animating its decisive figures, from Octavio Paz to Che Guevara, José Vasconcelos toHugo Chávez, and inscribing them upon a vivid landscape of patriotism,opportunism, morality, and avarice—and of love, honor, loyalty, and identity. Redeemersdelivers an unparalleled explication of the roots of ideology and action inLatin America today.

 

About Enrique Krauze

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Historiador, ensayista y editor, Enrique Krauze es el autor de Biografía del poder, entre otros muchos libros. Ha escrito para The New York Times, The New Republic, Dissent, The Washington Post y The New York Review of Books. Durante más de veinte años colaboró con Octavio Paz en la revista Vuelta, de la que fue secretario de redacción y subdirector. En 1992 fundó la editorial Clío, de la que es director, mismo puesto que ocupa dentro de la revista cultural Letras Libres, que creó en 1999. Ha sido profesor invitado en el St. Anthony's College de Oxford y en The Wilson Center de Washington. Actualmente vive en México, D. F.
 
Published August 16, 2011 by Harper. 560 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Accessible roundup of the evolution of modern Latin American political thought via the lives and convictions of key leaders and writers.

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Latin America often seems to be a place of wildly contrasting political ideals, pitting colonialism against national liberation, populist reformers against conservative oligarchies, and socialism agai

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A look at literary and political figures in Latin America.

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A few of the 12 are of questionable lasting value—the choice of Hugo Chávez, whom Krauze presents as "not a man of ideas but neither is he a man without ideas," will likely not withstand the test of time, and Subcomandante Marcos perhaps seems more influential in Mexico than in the region as a...

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City Book Review

Perhaps, but Krauze divides and conquers his subject by examining the twelve most influential leaders in Latin America, from Marti to Chavez.

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Portland Book Review

Ideas drive the history of Latin America, so without understanding the role that ideas play, you cannot understand the history of the region.

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