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Revolutionary Horizons

Past and Present in Bolivian Politics

Forrest Hylton, Sinclair Thomson, Adolfo Gilly (Prologue by)


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In an age of military neoliberalism, social movements and center-Left coalition governments have advanced across South America, sparking hope for radical change in a period otherwise characterized by regressive imperial and anti-imperial politics. Nowhere do the limits and possibilities of popular advance stand out as they do in Bolivia, the most heavily indigenous country in the Americas.

Revolutionary Horizons traces the rise to power of Evo Morales’s new administration, whose announced goals are to end imperial domination and internal colonialism through nationalization of the country’s oil and gas reserves, and to forge a new system of political representation. In doing so, Hylton and Thomson provide an excavation of Andean revolution, whose successive layers of historical sedimentation comprise the subsoil, loam, landscape, and vistas for current political struggles in Bolivia. Revolutionary Horizons offers a unique and timely window onto the challenges faced by Morales’s government and by the South American continent alike.

Verso, 9781844670703, 177pp.

Publication Date: November 17, 2007

About the Author

Forrest Hylton is a researcher in history at New York University. He is an editor of and contributor to "Ya es otro tiempo el presente: Cuatro momentos de insurgencia indigena," 2nd edition, and the co-author, with Sinclair Thomson, of "Revolutionary Horizons: Popular Struggle in Bolivia."

Sinclair Thomson teaches Latin American History at New York University and is the author of "We Alone Will Rule: Native Andean Politics in the Age of Insurgency."

Adolfo Gilly is a professor of history and politics at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and the author of the classic study "La revolucion interrumpida" (in English, "The Mexican Revolution"), which was conceived and written while he was imprisoned.