Revolutionary horizons: past and present in Bolivian politics

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Verso, 2007 - History - 177 pages
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In an age of military neoliberalism, social movements and center-Left coalitiongovernments have advanced across South America, sparking hope forradical change in a period otherwise characterized by regressiveimperial and anti-imperial politics. Nowhere do the limits andpossibilities of popular advance stand out as they do in Bolivia, themost heavily indigenous country in the Americas.Revolutionary Horizons tracesthe rise to power of Evo Morales's new administration, whose announcedgoals are to end imperial domination and internal colonialism throughnationalization of the country's oil and gas reserves, and to forge anew system of political representation. In doing so, Hylton and Thomsonprovide an excavation of Andean revolution, whose successive layers of historical sedimentation comprise the subsoil, loam, landscape, and vistas for current political struggles in Bolivia. Revolutionary Horizons offers a unique and timely window onto the challenges faced by Morales's government and by the South American continent alike.

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The negative: it's not very well-written and a bit confusing at times. However, positively: it gives a great history of how Bolivia came out of colonialism to becoming the only nation in the Western ... Read full review

Contents

The Plaza and the Palacio
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Revolution in Historical Context
18
Indian Rule and Creole Rule in the Age of Revolution
35
Copyright

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Forrest Hylton is the author of "Evil Hour in Colombia". He is working on a book with Mike Davis about slums and popular sovereignty. Sinclair Thomson teaches Latin American History at New York University and is the author of "We Alone Will Rule: Native Andean Politics in the Age of Insurgency".

Sinclair Thomson teaches Latin American History at New York University and is the author of We Alone Will Rule: Native Andean Politics in the Age of Insurgency.

Adolfo Gilly is a professor of history at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM). He has written numerous books on the history and politics of Mexico and Latin American, including "Inside the Cuban Revolution" and "Chiapas and the Rebellion of the Enchanted World". He lives in Mexico City. Friedrich Katz is co-director of the Mexican Studies Program at Chicago University and the author of "The Secret War in Mexico" and "The Life and Times of Pancho Villa".

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