By Francisco Toro,Juan Cristobal Nagel
With Hugo Chávez's passing, Venezuela enters a brand new period. The time has come to seem again on a decade of extraordinary upheavals. From a sharply serious stance, running a blog the Revolution surveys the evolution of either chavismo and the competition, the disintegration of Venezuela's public sphere, the political economic system of the petrostate, and its influence on way of life within the South American nation.
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“Through the years of Chavez rule, the easiest writing approximately Venezuela in English seemed on a blogspot run by way of Venezuelan expats, Francisco Toro and Juan Cristobal Nagel. With preternatural timing, the authors of that web publication published a re-edited compilation in their absolute best items within the very week of Hugo Chavez's dying. which will comprehend the deceased president's strange regime, running a blog the Revolution, the book-form model of Caracas Chronicles, is where to start.”
- David Frum, contributing editor for Newsweek and The day-by-day Beast, CNN contributor.
“Caracas Chronicles has been an crucial resource of lucidity and point of view in those turbulent instances in Venezuela. Toro and Nagel were correct heading in the right direction, with no pretending to be ludicrously neutral; they've been capable of upward push above polarization, making an attempt tough to make experience of a regularly improbable fact. running a blog the Revolution exhibits them at their top. while you are no longer already a fan, you are going to develop into one.”
- Francisco J. Monaldi, RFK vacationing Professor at Harvard Kennedy institution and Director, middle on power at IESA in Caracas.
“Caracas Chronicles is an extraordinary voice of sanity amid the cacophony of nonsense that's spouted day-by-day approximately Venezuela – a lot of it, unfortunately, through the folk presupposed to be working the rustic. an excellent web publication, and now a publication. learn it.”
- Phil Gunson, Caracas-based journalist and broadcaster.
“Caracas Chronicles is the easiest web publication approximately Hugo Chavez's Venezuela. Razor sharp, educated, witty, scholarly, irreverent and peculiarly clever; a useful map for a poorly charted land. it is no fan of the Bolivarian revolution, and does not declare to be neutral, yet avoids the foaming partisanship which infects rather a lot debate concerning the subject. you come back to it for research and the writing finally ends up hooking you into unforeseen trips throughout the revolution's surreal labyrinths. For an individual all for Venezuela it is a must-read web publication. And now it is a must-read book.”
- Rory Carroll, writer of Comandante: Hugo Chavez's Venezuela, and The Guardian's former Latin the United States bureau chief.
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