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The southern tiger : Chile's fight for a democratic and prosperous future /
Ricardo Lagos ; with Blake Hounshelll and Elizabeth Dickinson ; foreword by Bill Clinton.
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
description
xiv, 258 p. : ill.
ISBN
023033816X (hbk), 9780230338166 (hbk)
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New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
isbn
023033816X (hbk)
9780230338166 (hbk)
contents note
The finger -- After the coup -- Fall of the Chicago Boys -- Prisoner of the state -- In the interim -- The morning after -- Pinochet's ghost -- The Chilean way -- Bush, Saddam, and me -- Epilogue.
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
8272055
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Appeared in Publishers Weekly on 2011-11-14:
Lagos, president of Chile from 2000 to 2006, teams up with the managing editors of Foreign Policy magazine to describe his landmark role in Chile's remarkable struggle to overthrow Pinochet's military junta and become a thriving democracy. Lagos was a Socialist leader in the underground resistance when he went on national TV in 1988 to urge his country to vote against Pinochet in the upcoming plebiscite. That televised address turned the tide against the dictator and propelled Lagos to national fame. In his positions as education minister, minister of public works, and eventually president in the post-Pinochet governments, Lagos highlights his accomplishments-and though he includes some reflective passages on what he could have improved or where he could have done more, he usually comes across in a flattering light, no matter the occasion. He highlights his sense of humor and sense of equilibrium under the most trying circumstances, such as when he's arrested, imprisoned, and interrogated under Pinochet's regime. He also devotes extensive attention to his unsuccessful efforts to team up with Blair and Clinton to avert the war in Iraq with an alternate resolution and more diplomacy. The writing is merely serviceable, but this is still an inspiring portrait of a humane leader and his efforts to lead an emerging democracy into the 21st century. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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"...Ricardo Lagos...gives an extraordinary account of his fight against Pinochet's regime, his struggle in transitioning Chile into a democracy, and his role in lobbying against the Iraq war. Once started, it is hard to put this autobiography down because it is much more than a personal account of a political figure. It is the story of a country's fascinating recovery from dictatorship and devastating political economic policies...Lagos narrates with refreshing clarity, exhibiting humor and optimism...An essential and timely read." - The Global Journal
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Former Chilean president Ricardo Lagos provides a fascinating glimpse inside his country's meteoric rise on the world stage. A leader in the underground resistance movement against Augusto Pinochet and his Dirty War, Ricardo Lagos burst onto the national stage in 1988 when he gave a speech denouncing the dictator, the first of its kind. Revolution soon followed, as Chileans took to the streets to oust a criminal despot and pave the way for democracy. In The Southern Tiger, Lagos chronicles Chile's journey from terror and repression to a thriving open society, and from crushing poverty to one of the wealthiest nations in Latin America. His thrilling stories of surviving Chile's political prisons, standing up to President George W. Bush over the war in Iraq, and rebuilding Chile's education system demonstrate why President Obama recently called Chile 'a model for the region and the world.' As citizens across the globe rise up to demand more from their governments, The Southern Tiger is an inspiring story of political and economic rebirth in the wake of fear.
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From former Chilean president Ricardo Lagos, a fascinating glimpse inside that country's recent reinvention and why it will continue its meteoric rise on the world stage Former Chilean president Ricardo Lagos provides a fascinating glimpse inside his country's meteoric rise on the world stage. A leader in the underground resistance movement against Augusto Pinochet and his Dirty War, Ricardo Lagos burst onto the national stage in 1988 when he gave a speech denouncing the dictator, the first of its kind. Revolution soon followed, as Chileans took to the streets to oust a criminal despot and pave the way for democracy. In The Southern Tiger, Lagos chronicles Chile's journey from terror and repression to a thriving open society, and from crushing poverty to one of the wealthiest nations in Latin America. His thrilling stories of surviving Chile's political prisons, standing up to President George W. Bush over the war in Iraq, and rebuilding Chile's education system demonstrate why President Obama recently called Chile 'a model for the region and the world.' As citizens across the globe rise up to demand more from their governments, The Southern Tiger is an inspiring story of political and economic rebirth in the wake of fear.
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Ricardo Lagos has been shaping the future of Chile for over five decades. A leader in the underground resistance movement against Augusto Pinochet and his Dirty War, Lagos exploded onto the national stage in 1988 when he gave a speech denouncing the dictator, the first of its kind. Revolution soon followed as Chileans took to the streets in one of the first oustings of a criminal dictator in history. In The Southern Tiger, Lagos shares the story of Chile's journey from terror and repression to a thriving open society during his presidency. Chile has emerged from crushing poverty to become one of the wealthiest nations in Latin America and adopted a centrist government that avoids the hard-line traps on both left and right. Just in time for the current wave of populist uprisings, Chile offers a sustainable political and economic model for new democracies to follow. This is a fascinating look at Chile's rise under a charismatic and visionary leader and its role in today's global community.
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From former Chilean president Ricardo Lagos, this book provides a glimpse inside that country's recent reinvention and why it will continue its meteoric rise on the world stage.
Main Description
Former Chilean president Ricardo Lagos provides a fascinating glimpse inside his country's meteoric rise on the world stage A leader in the underground resistance movement against Augusto Pinochet and his Dirty War, Ricardo Lagos burst onto the national stage in 1988 when he gave a speech denouncing the dictator, the first of its kind. Revolution soon followed, as Chileans took to the streets to oust a criminal despot and pave the way for democracy. In The Southern Tiger, Lagos chronicles Chile's journey from terror and repression to a thriving open society, and from crushing poverty to one of the wealthiest nations in Latin America. His thrilling stories of surviving Chile's political prisons, standing up to President George W. Bush over the war in Iraq, and rebuilding Chile's education system demonstrate why President Obama recently called Chile "a model for the region and the world." As citizens across the globe rise up to demand more from their governments, The Southern Tiger is an inspiring story of political and economic rebirth in the wake of fear.
Main Description
Former Chilean president Ricardo Lagos provides a fascinating glimpse inside his country's meteoric rise on the world stage A leader in the underground resistance movement against Augusto Pinochet and his Dirty War, Ricardo Lagos burst onto the national stage in 1988 when he gave a speech denouncing the dictator, the first of its kind. Revolution soon followed, as Chileans took to the streets to oust a criminal despot and pave the way for democracy. In The Southern Tiger, Lagos chronicles Chile's journey from terror and repression to a thriving open society, and from crushing poverty to one of the wealthiest nations in Latin America. His thrilling stories of surviving Chile's political prisons, standing up to President George W. Bush over the war in Iraq, and rebuilding Chile's education system demonstrate why President Obama recently called Chile 'a model for the region and the world.' As citizens across the globe rise up to demand morefrom their governments, The Southern Tiger is an inspiring story of political and economic rebirth in the wake of fear.
Main Description
Former Chilean president Ricardo Lagos provides a fascinating glimpse inside his country's meteoric rise on the world stage & A leader in the underground resistance movement against Augusto Pinochet and his Dirty War, Ricardo Lagos burst onto the national stage in 1988 when he gave a speech denouncing the dictator, the first of its kind. Revolution soon followed, as Chileans took to the streets to oust a criminal despot and pave the way for democracy. In The Southern Tiger, Lagos chronicles Chile's journey from terror and repression to a thriving open society, and from crushing poverty to one of the wealthiest nations in Latin America. His thrilling stories of surviving Chile's political prisons, standing up to President George W. Bush over the war in Iraq, and rebuilding Chile's education system demonstrate why President Obama recently called Chile "a model for the region and the world." As citizens across the globe rise up to demand more from their governments, The Southern Tiger is an inspiring story of political and economic rebirth in the wake of fear.
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From former Chilean president Ricardo Lagos, a fascinating glimpse inside that country's recent reinvention and why it will continue its meteoric rise on the world stage
Table of Contents
Forewordp. x
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
The Fingerp. 1
After the Coupp. 15
Fall of the Chicago Boysp. 39
Prisoner of the Statep. 69
Interregnump. 105
The Morning Afterp. 122
Pinochet's Ghostp. 146
The Chilean Wayp. 172
Bush, Saddam, and Mep. 200
Epiloguep. 242
Indexp. 255
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