Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Pirates of the Caribbean; Axis of Hope


Lately everyone was talking about the Axis of Evils, here comes Tariq Ali with his new book title Pirates of the Caribbean; Axis of Hope.

Recent global financial crisis has started a discussion among political economist; last night few friends posed following questions;

Was Marx right?
Is Capitalism teetering at the brink of disaster?
Socialism is the answer!
Greedy Capitalism dying natural death!
Interesting discussion, fruit for thoughts.

Well, anyways, Tariq Alis book is about Cuba, Venezuela and Bolovian leaders, he writes "Since 1998, the Bolivian revolution in Venezuela has brought Hugo Chávez to world attention as the foremost challenger of the neoliberal consensus and American foreign policy. While Chávez's radical social-democratic reforms have brought him worldwide acclaim among the poor, he has attracted intense hostility from Venezuelan elites and Western governments.

Tariq Ali draws on first-hand experience of Venezuela and meetings with Hugo Chávez to analyse the Bolivarian revolutionary process. He discusses the influence of Castro on Chávez, Bolivia’s Evo Morales and Ecuador's Rafael Correa, the latest addition to the 'Axis of Hope’."

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