This book brings together Carlos Fuentes’ reflections on the North American and global political crisis developed under the George W. Bush administration. It compiles articles that the author has published in newspapers and magazines from around the world between August 2000 and July 2004, plus a never before published prologue and a final reflection. The articles go as far back as the vote-count conflict during the 2000 Gore/Bush elections until the current war in Iraq. In interviews, Fuentes has stated that he decided to publish this book in hopes of giving Latino voters a light into the country’s situations.
In these articles, Carlos Fuentes tries to make clear the need to recover an international, multilateral and reliable world order, with the purpose of trying to solve political conflicts by means of diplomatic negotiation and social conflicts by means of international solidarity. Terrorism does not only have religious fundamentalism as its origin, but also economic misery, political oppression, and the distorted perception, at times accurate, that the weak can take from the strong. It is the duty of the strong to promote constructive policies that eliminate centers of tensions, which is what attracts those unsatisfied and fanatic groups. This is the great problem of our time; George W. Bush has not contributed towards eliminating these tensions, but instead he has intensified it.
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Book Description Aguilar, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M9870400043