Revolutionary horizons: past and present in Bolivian politics
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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