Redeemers

Redeemers

Ideas and Power in Latin America

Book - 2011 | 1st ed.
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An epicintellectual history of Latin America by one of the region's most prominentthinkers

Inhis first book to appear in English since Mexico: Biography in Power, awork which the Wall Street Journal calls "the standard history ofpostcolonial Mexico," prize-winning author Enrique Krauzeilluminates the evolution of political, social, and philosophical discourses inLatin America. With echoes of Richard Hofstadter and Edmund Wilson, Krauze explores the Latin American intellectual traditionby deftly animating its decisive figures, from Octavio Paz to Che Guevara, Jos#65533; Vasconcelos toHugo Ch#65533;vez, and inscribing them upon a vivid landscape of patriotism,opportunism, morality, and avarice--and of love, honor, loyalty, and identity. Redeemersdelivers an unparalleled explication of the roots of ideology and action inLatin America today.

Publisher: New York : Harper, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780060938444
0060938447
9780066214733
0066214734
Branch Call Number: 980.03 KRAUZ
Characteristics: xvi, 538 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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