Guide to the Perfect Latin American Idiot

Guide to the Perfect Latin American Idiot

by Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza, Carlos Alberto Montaner, Alvaro Vargas Llosa
     
 

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By opening the ever-escalating debate regarding Latin America's "underdeveloped" status and cloaking the seriousness of the situation with wit and humor, the Guide to the Perfect Latin American Idiot reached number one status on the nonfiction bestseller lists in many countries in Latin America. It reveals the connection between economic success and cultural

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By opening the ever-escalating debate regarding Latin America's "underdeveloped" status and cloaking the seriousness of the situation with wit and humor, the Guide to the Perfect Latin American Idiot reached number one status on the nonfiction bestseller lists in many countries in Latin America. It reveals the connection between economic success and cultural values—attitudes toward work, education, health care and community—and the consequence of the Latin American people retaining or evolving these values.

Editorial Reviews

Foreign Affairs
Three Latin Americans team up to shred the slavish political correctness that they see dominating Latin American elites…. Exaggerated, even unfair at times, this book nevertheless provides a rollicking good read.
The New Criterion
Deeply iconoclastic…. It is a valuable work of historical conservation…it succeeds admirably.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461662785
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/25/2001
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Plinio Mendoza, Carlos Montaner, and Alvaro Llosa are the authors of Los Fabricantes de Miseria. Mendoza lives in Bogota, Colombia; Montaner lives in Madrid; Llosa lives in Miami; and Michaela Ames lives in Ohio.

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