Friday, September 22, 2006

Chavez Book Tour

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Read This Book.....

Is this guy brilliant or what....he starts his speech promoting Chomsky, exhorting the UN delegates to read this book and just keeps on pushing Chomsky on the press....forget Bush is the Devil....the headlines should have been...Read Chomsky.
The result is....

Chavez UN speech bumps Chomsky book up bestseller lists

The U.N. address by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has had an unexpected impact — on the best seller lists of Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com.

As of Thursday afternoon, "Hegemony or Survival," originally published in 2003, had jumped into the top 10 of Amazon, where it was ranked 20,664 the day before, and Barnes & Noble.com, from a previous ranking of 748.

At the start of his talk Wednesday, during which Chavez referred to President Bush as "the devil," Chavez held up a book by Noam Chomsky, "Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance," and recommended it to everyone in the General Assembly, as well as to the American people.

"The people of the United States should read this ... instead of the watching Superman movies," Chavez later told reporters.

Cheeky very cheeky.

"Representatives of the governments of the world, good morning to all of you. First of all, I would like to invite you, very respectfully, to those who have not read this book, to read it. Noam Chomsky, one of the most prestigious American and world intellectuals, Noam Chomsky, and this is one of his most recent books, 'Hegemony or Survival: The Imperialist Strategy of the United States.'" [Holds up book, waves it in front of General Assembly.]

"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. The hegemonic pretensions of the American empire are placing at risk the very survival of the human species. We continue to warn you about this danger and we appeal to the people of the United States and the world to halt this threat, which is like a sword hanging over our heads. I had considered reading from this book, but, for the sake of time," [flips through the pages, which are numerous] "I will just leave it as a recommendation


I can see it now the Chavez bookclub replaces Oprah.

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Chavez

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2 comments:

Saskboy said...

I watched the speech on YouTube and thought it was very well done. He's using Jon Stewarts technique to make a point!

eugene plawiuk said...

That's where I have seen that before. Good media consultants he has. Just loved the idiotic response from the US rep at the UN ....we will not deem to reply to this comic speech. Heck you check out his speech that I posted here and you will see it is far from comic, and longer than either Harper or Bush's nostrums to Empire.