Did the new millennium bring the "end of history"? No, but it does seem to have brought in the end of the Workers’ Revolution. “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. . . ”
As the author relates, 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.
About the Author
Frida Ghitis as worked for almost two decades at CNN, covering issues throughout the world, from Moscow to the jungles of the Amazon. During her time at CNN, Ms. Ghitis was unit manager, producer and correspondent, traveling to major news events all over the globe. She has worked in more than 50 countries in virtually every region of the world. she was part of the teams that covered the collapse of the Soviet Union from Russia, the 1991 Gulf War from Jordan and Saudi Arabia, the U.S. intervention in Haiti, the hostage crisis in Peru, multiple developments in Cuba, political conventions in the United States and a dozen presidential trips, from Ronald Reagan in Mexico and Madrid, to George HW Bush in Singapore and Somalia.
She authored "The End of Revolution: a Changing World in the Age of Live Television" after leaving CNN in 2000. She now writes about world affairs for The Miami Herald, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The International Herald Tribune, The Jerusalem Report and dozens of other publications in the United States, Europe and the Middle East, as well as online at World Politcs Review.
Frida Ghitis grew up in Colombia and later moved to the United States. She holds a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in political science.
About the Book
If you grew up in the United States, you may have missed out on one of the great debates of the twentieth century. It was about revolution. The debate was not just an intellectual, philosophical exercise. It spilled far beyond, into every day...
Live, The End of An Era
What better time for live television news — the world was changing in unexpected and dramatic ways...
LC Classification: PN4874.G359 A3
Dewey code: 070'.92
Price: USD 22.95
Price: USD 28.95
Price: USD 28.95