Changing Venezuela by Taking Power: The History and Policies of the Chavez Government
- New paperback 298 pages.
- Verso 2007
- ISBN: 9781844675524
"Since coming to power in 1998, the Chávez government has inspired both fierce internal debate and horror amongst Western governments accustomed to counting on an obeisant regime in the oil-rich state. In this rich and resourceful study, Greg Wilpert exposes the self-serving logic behind much middle-class opposition to Venezuela's elected leader, and explains the real reason for their alarm. He argues that the Chávez government has instituted one of the world's most prgressive constitutions, but warns that it ha yet to overcome the dangers specters of the country's past."