Pirates of the Caribbean
Axis of Hope
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Paperback with free ebook
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308 pages / May 2008 / 9781844672486

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July 2020 / 9781789603903
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244 pages / December 2006 / 9781844671021

Fully updated edition of this fiery polemic on Latin America’s challenge to US-led neoliberalism.

The Bolivarian revolution in Venezuela has brought Hugo Chávez to world attention as the foremost challenger of the neoliberal consensus and American foreign policy. Drawing on first-hand experience of Venezuela and meetings with Chávez, Tariq Ali shows how Chávez’s views have polarized Latin America and examines the hostility directed against his administration. Contrasting the Cuban and Venezuelan revolutionary processes, Ali discusses the enormous influence of Fidel Castro on Chávez, President of Bolivia Evo Morales and, in this fully updated edition, the newly elected President of Ecuador Rafael Correa, the latest addition to the “Axis of Hope.” Infused with references to the culture and poetry of South America, Pirates of the Caribbean guides us through a world divided between privilege and poverty, a continent that is once again on the march.


“Tariq Ali, the Johnny Depp of international comment, sails out in this little barque … to assault the top-heavy galleon Washington Consensus, as she labours leaking through the South Seas and the Spanish Main … ”

“Exuberant and good to read.”

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