Where is Venezuela Heading?

Greg Wilpert
The Meaning of 21st Century Socialism for Venezuela
Tuesday April 11, 2006 7pm, Pres House Chapel, 731 State St
Autocracy and Democracy in the Venezuelan Conflict
Wednesday April 12 2006, 4pm, room 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Seminar for Students and Faculty
Thursday April 13 2006, 12:20pm, room 8108 Social Sciences Building, 1180 Observatory Drive


Wilpert, Gregory (2005) “Venezuela: Participatory Democracy or Government as Usual?Socialism and Democracy, Vol 19, No. 1, March 2005, pp.7-32

Corrales, Javier (2006) “Hugo Boss: How Chavez is Refashioning Dictatorship for a Democratic Age,” Foreign Policy, Jan/Feb 2006

Weisbrot, Mark (2006) “Foreign Policy Fantasies about Venezuela,” in Venezuelanalysis.com, Jan. 3, 2006


    Gregory Wilpert is a German-American freelance writer, sociologist (Ph.D., 1994, Brandeis University), and internationally recognized analyst of Venezuelan politics who has been living and working in Venezuela since 2000. A former Fulbright scholar, Mr. Wilpert has taught at the Central University of Venezuela and since April 2002 has been writing about Venezuelan affairs for a wide variety of publications. His articles have appeared in New Left Review, NACLA Report on the Americas, Socialism and Democracy, and Z Magazine. He currently edits the well known webzine Venezuelanalysis.com, and is completing a book on The History and Policies of the Chávez Presidency, to be published by Verso Books in the summer of 2006.