Monday, June 12, 2006

Five-Star Book and Movie Review

I do not want to push either Charlie or Oscar aside, but this is something I definitely must share. A few days ago I finished reading Richard Gott's book about Hugo Chavez, and I have just seen the documentary about the attempt to force him out of office in a coup, probably enabled by BushCo. Either by itself rates three or perhaps four stars; the two combined are five stars without doubt. IF YOU WANT TO SEE WHAT PEOPLE POWER, HONESTY AND HUMAN DECENCY CAN DO YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK AND SEE THIS MOVIE. IF YOU WANT TO SEE HOW CORRUPTION AND DISHONESTY ARE ULTIMATELY SELF-DEFEATING, YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK AND SEE THIS MOVIE. I can only hope that our country need not be reduced to the straits of Venezuela before we restore our constitution.

Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution
by Richard Gott
ISBN: 1844675335
Mr. Gott is a newspaper correspondent, and his book is both researched and clear, not ponderous or arcane. An easy, informative read. Buy it online at Powell's or

Here's the movie:

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (documentary)
Wikipedia entry

On Google Video

On DVD (paid, other related DVD's avaliable)

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