Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Evita in wonderland: Pulqui and the workshop of underdevelopment



In their film The Take (2004), Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein identify Argentina's 2001 economic collapse and the factory takeover movement that followed as a precursor to the type of disaster capitalism that the United States and developed countries are experiencing today. The film ends with the victory of Nestor Kirchner's Peronist party government and the daunting task of economic recovery given the country's huge national debt and collapsed state of its industries. Six years later, Peronism is still struggling to convey an image of national uplift (to read more click on this link