Who Hugo Chavez really is?

Another great post from Jon Phillips.

He now talks about Hugo Chavez and his recent recommendation of Noams Chomky‘s book: Hegemony or Survival. He did so last wednesday during a speech in the United Nations. In just a few days the book has reached #1 in Amazon’s most popular items.

According to Chavez:

“It’s an excellent book to help us understand what has been happening in the world throughout the 20th century, and what’s happening now, and the greatest threat looming over our planet.”

Answering Jon Phillips’ question, I have only heard bad things about Chavez, and I pictured him as an anti-american extremist, pretty much like Fidel Castro. But this is a totally undocumented perception, probably influenced by the Mexican media, which is somewhat influenced by American media.

After this post I will read more about him, and try to read the book.