Redeemers: Ideas and Power in Latin America

Redeemers: Ideas and Power in Latin America

Enrique Krauze

An epicintellectual historical past of Latin the United States by means of one of many region’s such a lot prominentthinkers

Inhis first e-book to seem in English due to the fact that Mexico: Biography in Power, awork which the Wall road magazine calls “the typical background ofpostcolonial Mexico,” prize-winning writer Enrique Krauzeilluminates the evolution of political, social, and philosophical discourses inLatin the United States. With echoes of Richard Hofstadter and Edmund Wilson, Krauze explores the Latin American highbrow traditionby deftly animating its decisive figures, from Octavio Paz to Che Guevara, José Vasconcelos toHugo Chávez, and inscribing them upon a vibrant panorama of patriotism,opportunism, morality, and avarice—and of affection, honor, loyalty, and id. Redeemersdelivers an unprecedented explication of the roots of ideology and motion inLatin the USA today.

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