Book Launch – Hugo Chavez presents Simon Bolivar: The Bolivarian Revolution
October 21, 7.30, Bolivar Hall, 54 Grafton Way, London W1T 5DL
Tariq Ali will be in conversation with Matthew Brown
“Do not measure your physical forces against those of the enemy, as there is no comparison between spirit and matter. You are men, they are beasts; you are free, they are slaves.”
— Simón Bolívar
Join the Ambassador H.E. Samuel Moncada, Tariq Ali, and Matthew Brown at Bolivar Hall for the launch of Verso’s new book in the Revolutions! series Hugo Chávez presents Simón Bolívar: The Bolívarian Revolution with a celebration of the tenth year of the “Bolívarian Constitution”.
The writings of Simon Bolívar, covering the whole of his colourful political career, are now published as a collection entitled The Bolivarian Revolution. Hugo Chávez’s introduction traces Bolívar’s transfiguration into the revolutionary known as El Libertador, explaining why Bolívar, held as a model for subsequent Latin American radicals, continues to inspire. This collection covers the whole of his colourful political career, starting with the rousing words of his ‘Oath Taken in Rome’: “I swear by my Country that I will not rest body or soul until I have broken the chains binding us to the will of Spanish might!”