The Hugo Chavez Book Club

When Hugo Chavez spoke to the United Nations on Wednesday, calling George W. Bush “the devil,” he help up a copy of MIT linguistics professor Noam Chomsky’s “Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance” and recommended it to the General Assembly and the American people.

“The people of the United States should read this… instead of watching Superman movies,” Chavez later told reporters. Chavez also said one of his great regrets was not meeting Chomsky before he died. Chomsky is alive and well at 77.

Chomsky’s book has since shot to the top of Amazon’s Bestsellers list from number 20,664.

Prompting the question, what other books does Hugo read?

Hugo Chavez Book Club

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Corey

    Actually, the New York Times, which originally reported that Chavez made the comment about Chomsky, later ran a correction. The correction being that Chavez did NOT say he wished he could have met Chomsky before he died. They said it was an error of some sort. You might want to update your site to reflect the correction.

  2. Steph Mineart

    Yes, I saw that correction yesterday. Chavez was talking about both Chomsky and about Friedman, who is dead. But the translation to English wasn’t clear, and his comments were mis-reported.
    I hadn’t had a chance to go back and make the correction to my blog yet, as I have a real life and full time job.

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