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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Book, "The Rise of the Left" by Ronaldo Munck


The Rise of the Left 
by Ronaldo Munck

Book Review of:
The New Mole: Paths of the Latin American Left
by Emir Sader
London and New York: Verso, 2011.
Rethinking the way forward for the Latin American lefts is an urgent task if the gains of the past decade are not to be left high and dry when the political tide retreats. Emir Sader in The New Mole adds a fresh perspective to a long list of mainly Northern, mainly academic perspectives on the challenges and the opportunities for social and political transformation in contemporary Latin America. This is a broad continental perspective and more of a longue-durée approach than a conjunctural one. Sader has a solid academic grounding, but his judgment is sometimes quite succinct and based on his political activism. This is a very readable and accessible text and does not demand a specialist knowledge of the region. It would probably be read most easily by the alter-globalization movements in Europe and …

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Latin American Perspectives
July 2015 42: 123-124