Viva la Revolucion by Eric Hobsbawm
Hobsbawm on Latin America by Eric Hobsbawm (2016-06-02)

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...Hobsbawm always takes Latin America on its own terms, mindful of historical anomalies that confound imported ways of understanding...a pity that Hobsbawm never visited Venezuela, so there are no pithy observations on the spectacular degeneration of Hugo Chávez’s revolution into today’s corrupt free-for-all.
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Eric Hobsbawm was a Fellow of the British Academy and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Before retirement he taught at Birkbeck College, University of London, and after retirement at the New School for Social Research in New York. His previous books include The Age of Extremes, The Age of Revolution and The Age of Empire. He died at the age of ninety-five in October 2012 .
 
Published January 1, 2012 by Little, Brown Book Group.
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Reviewed by John Paul Rathbone on Jun 17 2016

...Hobsbawm always takes Latin America on its own terms, mindful of historical anomalies that confound imported ways of understanding...a pity that Hobsbawm never visited Venezuela, so there are no pithy observations on the spectacular degeneration of Hugo Chávez’s revolution into today’s corrupt free-for-all.

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Reviewed by Tony Wood on Jul 08 2016

That historical cycle may now have run its course, as centre right governments have won or usurped power in Argentina, Brazil, Honduras and elsewhere. But in this new phase, Hobsbawm’s writings on Latin America still hold many vital lessons for understanding...

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