2007 Demographic #07 Venezuela Top Books

Earth Player #7: Venezuela

A Listmania! list by Robert David STEELE Vivas (Oakton, VA United States)
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The list author says: “There are ten threats, twelve policies, and eight players other than the EU and USA that matter if we are to get a grip on our future. Each of these 30 topics is addressed at www.earth-intelligence.net, and in Amazon discussion groups being created to bring together authors and readers to form a global information sharing network that will be superior to what secret intelligence and secret government bureaucracies can put together. This is how we save Humanity and our Earth–by taking back the power over relevant information and the policies that have here-to-fore been dominated by special interests instead of ourselves, the taxpayers and end-users.”
Hugo Chavez: The Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela
1.  Hugo Chavez: The Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela by Richard Gott
The list author says:
“I happen to think that he is on the right track.  The days of virtual colonialism, unilateral militarism (gunboat diplomacy) and predatory immoral capitalism are OVER.  In the Western Hemisphere, Chavez is the only one with the charisma to follow Fidel Castro as a true regional patriot and leader unwilling to kow-tow or compromise in the face of US bluster and US demands.”
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Birds of Venezuela (Princeton Paperbacks)
2.  Birds of Venezuela (Princeton Paperbacks) by Rodolphe Meyer de Schauensee
The list author says:
“I lived and worked in Venezuela from 1981-1983 and one of the things that really impressed me was that Venezuela has a major portion of the Amazon within its territory, and most people do not realize the inherent beauty of this country.”
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The Chavez Code: Cracking U.S. Intervention in Venezuela
3.  The Chavez Code: Cracking U.S. Intervention in Venezuela by Eva Golinger
The list author says:
“The US *did* in my opinion, based solely on open sources of information, try to unseat Chavez.  See my list on Blowback for all the reasons why it is stupid for the US to continue to favor 42 out of 44 dictators, while trying to unseat people elected fairly but in disagreement with the US.”
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Venezuelan Politics in the Chavez Era: Class, Polarization, and Conflict
4.  Venezuelan Politics in the Chavez Era: Class, Polarization, and Conflict by Steve Ellner
The list author says:
“There are always two sides to every story.  Chavez is confronting the same elites that were driven out of El Salvador and Colombia by the larger mass of poor people who have been inpoverished largely because their elites looted the wealth of the Nation and left the poor as dogs in the street.  See Jonathan Schell’s “Unconquerable World” for a sense of why Chavez is on the right side of history.”
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Understanding the Venezuelan Revolution: Hugo Chavez Talks to Marta Harnecker
5.  Understanding the Venezuelan Revolution: Hugo Chavez Talks to Marta Harnecker by Hugo Chávez Frías
The list author says:
“Primary source.  Believe nothing you read in the US corporate media.”
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The Battle of Venezuela (Open Media Series)
6.  The Battle of Venezuela (Open Media Series) by Michael McCaughan
The list author says:
“Always worth reading.”
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The Paradox of Plenty: Oil Booms and Petro-States (Studies in International Political Economy)
7.  The Paradox of Plenty: Oil Booms and Petro-States (Studies in International Political Economy) by Terry Lynn Karl
The list author says:
“The paradox is clear: combine predatory US energy companies with corrupt elites, and you end up screwing the majority of an otherwise wealthy country.  See my list onf “Screwing the 90% that do the work.””
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Constructing Democratic Governance in Latin America (An Inter-American Dialogue Book)
8.  Constructing Democratic Governance in Latin America (An Inter-American Dialogue Book) by Jorge I. Domínguez
The list author says:
“North-South is not the way to go in dialog.  Regional dialogues beyond MERCOSUR and the Andean nations need to take place.  I am also seeing some fascinating dialogues between Brazil and Africa, between China and Latin America and Africa.  The south, with help from China, is beginning to rise.”
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Venezuela and the United States: From Monroe's Hemisphere to Petroleum's Empire (The United States and the Americas)
9.  Venezuela and the United States: From Monroe’s Hemisphere to Petroleum’s Empire (The United States and the Americas) by Judith Ewell
The list author says:
“A history of predatory behavior.”
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Cuba and Venezuela: An insight into two revolutions
10.  Cuba and Venezuela: An insight into two revolutions by Germán Sánchez
The list author says:
“Cuba, and the Amish, are the only two sustainable agricultural models today.  We did them a favor in a peverse way.  Cuba is also the best health industry on the planet, and able to ship 10,000 doctors to a singel country.  With Veneuzelan oil, this model is certain to prosper and migrate.”
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Debt, Development, and Democracy
11.  Debt, Development, and Democracy by Jeffry A. Frieden
The list author says:
“The International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organization are predatory in nature, and ignorant of the developmental economics (see Jeffrey Sachs in the Poverty list).”
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In the Shadow of the Liberator: Hugo Chavez and the Transformation of Venezuela
12.  In the Shadow of the Liberator: Hugo Chavez and the Transformation of Venezuela by Richard Gott
The list author says:
“Many do not realize that the underclasses of South America see more to Chavez than we do.”
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The Ecology of Neotropical Savannas
13.  The Ecology of Neotropical Savannas by Guillermo Sarmiento
The list author says:
“Regardless of what the EU and US do, if all of the eight “players” are not helped to move quickly to sustainable resilient localized enconomies and infrastructures, the earth is toast.”
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The Venezuelan Revolution: 100 Questions-100 Answers
14.  The Venezuelan Revolution: 100 Questions-100 Answers by Chesa Boudin
The list author says:
“Good overview.”
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Venezuela's Movimiento al Socialismo: From Guerrilla Defeat to Innovative Politics
15.  Venezuela’s Movimiento al Socialismo: From Guerrilla Defeat to Innovative Politics by Steve Ellner
The list author says:
“I knew a lot of these guys when I was in Venezuela.  They were for real and they are not communists or even socialists, but rather populists.”
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