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Viva la Revolucion: Hobsbawm on Latin America By Eric Hobsbawm

Viva la Revolucion: Hobsbawm on Latin America
by Eric Hobsbawm

Viva La Revolucion is Hobsbawm's magisterial work on Latin America, the fruit of forty years' writing about the continent.

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Viva la Revolucion: Hobsbawm on Latin America Summary


Eric Hobsbawm (1917-2012) wrote that Latin America was the only region of the world outside Europe which he felt he knew well and where he felt entirely at home. He claimed this was because it was the only part of the Third World whose two principal languages, Spanish and Portuguese, were within his reach. But he was also, of course, attracted by the potential for social revolution in Latin America. After the triumph of Fidel Castro in Cuba in January 1959, and even more after the defeat of the American attempt to overthrow him at the Bay of Pigs in April 1961, 'there was not an intellectual in Europe or the USA', he wrote, 'who was not under the spell of Latin America, a continent apparently bubbling with the lava of social revolutions'. 'The Third World brought the hope of revolution back to the First in the 1960s'. The two great international inspirations were Cuba and Vietnam, 'triumphs not only of revolution, but of Davids against Goliaths, of the weak against the all-powerful'.

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GOR009715018
Viva la Revolucion: Hobsbawm on Latin America
Eric Hobsbawm
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2018-09-06
480
0349141290
9780349141299
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