Utopia Unarmed: The Latin American Left After the Cold War

Utopia Unarmed: The Latin American Left After the Cold War

by Jorge G. Castañeda
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Castro's Cuba is isolated; the guerrillas who once spread havoc through Uruguay and Argentina are dead, dispersed, or running for office as moderates. And in 1990, Nicaragua's Sandinistas were rejected at the polls by their own constituents. Are these symptoms of the fall of the Latin American left? Or are they merely temporary lulls in an ongoing revolution that may… See more details below

Overview

Castro's Cuba is isolated; the guerrillas who once spread havoc through Uruguay and Argentina are dead, dispersed, or running for office as moderates. And in 1990, Nicaragua's Sandinistas were rejected at the polls by their own constituents. Are these symptoms of the fall of the Latin American left? Or are they merely temporary lulls in an ongoing revolution that may yet transform our hemisphere?

This perceptive and richly eventful study by one of Mexico's most distinguished political scientists tells the story behind the failed movements of the past thirty years while suggesting that the left has a continuing relevance in a continent that suffers from destitution and social inequality. Combining insider's accounts of intrigue and armed struggle with a clear-sighted analysis of the mechanisms of day-to-day power, Utopia Unarmed is an indispensable work of scholarship, reportage, and political prognosis.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
An examination of the Latin American left's ideals of a socialist utopia in light of Western capitalism. (Aug.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307822994
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/27/2012
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
512
File size:
2 MB

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >