Hugo Chavez's Gift: A Book Review

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on April 23, 2009

Conducted by Alvaro Vargas Llosa. About the only fault that I can find with the review is its last line: “I would pay anything to be a fly on the wall when President Obama opens the first page of the idiot’s bible.” Fortunately, the book is entirely in Spanish, which the President cannot speak or read. We can rest relatively comfortably in the assurance that Galeano will do nothing to influence Administration policy concerning Latin America . . . assuming, of course, that no one passes the book around to Spanish speakers whose eagerness to curry favor with the President will lead them to provide the White House with a line-by-line translation.

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