Sure, Chavez was way over the top with his Bush as sulfuric Satan schtick, but at least he knows what we need to read
and isn't afraid to talk about it (as opposed to our president, who doesn't read--stories that he read The Stranger
over the summer are utterly laughable):
Move over Oprah -- Venezuela's Hugo Chavez is calling the literary shots this week.
At the United Nations, anti-imperialist Chavez began his speech by displaying a copy of U.S. writer Noam Chomsky's book "Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance" and recommended that Americans read it.
By Thursday, the book had risen from backlist obscurity to be the No. 3 bestseller on Amazon.com. Before the speech, the 2004 book reprinted by Owl Books was being outsold by thousands of other titles on the online bookseller's Web site.