The End of Revolution
A Changing World in the Age of Live TelevisioneBook - 2001
The End of Revolution takes us deep into the world drama, where CNN images were blocked from couch-potato-viewers. From Latin America's social volcanoes and East Asian strife to shock-therapy in Eastern Europe and new ethnic definitions, the Marxist guerrillas and Leftist intellectuals had a rude awakening. In her "Swindler's List, " Ghitis records her firsthand observations from ground zero. "Students from Third World countries seemed to be walking around in a daze. Many of them had come to Moscow to learn about Communism, to learn how to replicate the Soviet model in their countries. Now the plan for their lives had suddenly evaporated." The plight of leftist students was almost trivial compared to that of armed revolutionaries whose side had surrendered in mid-battle. Ghitis takes us to the jungle and shows how the New World Order smells when revolutionaries end up with egg on their faces - literally and figuratively. "This book is a special treat for everyone with a passion for international issues. It's a journalist's front line account of the world around us. Frida Ghitis has written an engaging and insightful story about the extraordinary transformation of our world over the past decade. It's part travelog, part journalism primer, and part history. Her unique angle of live history, with behind-the-scenes glances at the actors and the news-in-the-making, is a delight to read."--Wolf Blitzer, CNN.
Publisher: New York : Algora Pub., 2001.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (244 pages)