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By Jon B. Perdue

The battle of the entire People elucidates the ideological and political conflict opposed to the U.S., capitalism, and the commonly authorized tenets of modernity. Spearheading this warfare are Hugo Chávez of Venezuela and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, “revolutionary” leaders who've cast an energetic alliance hell-bent on destroying the status quo within the constructed global. followed because the operative identify of his struggle on U.S. “imperialism,” the “War of all of the humans” is Hugo Chávez’s plan to supplant U.S. dominance within the hemisphere with “twenty-firstcentury socialism.” even if U.S. presidents and policymakers have handled Chávez’s antics with benign forget up to now, his 2010 missile accord with a soon-to-be nuclear Iran has escalated the risk to an unavoidable point. Chávez’s skill to thwart sanctions on Iran by means of offering oil, and doubtless uranium, to the corrupt regime makes his bluster extra sinister than the easy rant of a 3rd global caudillo.

The warfare of all of the People is going past in simple terms thinking about the not likely alliance among doubtless antithetical cultures. students, scholars, and policymakers will find out about the lengthy heritage of cooperation among center jap and Latin American terrorist teams, from the novel mecca of Algiers within the Nineteen Sixties, the place Che Guevara and Amilcar Cabral either resided, to the Tricontinental convention in Cuba in 1966, which first introduced Fidel Castro and Yasser Arafat together.

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