Richard Gott

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Full name: Richard Willoughby Gott

Area of interest: Latin America, esp. Venezuala

Journals/Organisation: The Guardian

Email: rwgott@aol.com

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Website: Guardian.co / Richard Gott

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Representation: http://www.versobooks.com/authors/282-richard-gott

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Education: Oxford University: History

Career: Formerly a leader-writer, Latin American correspondent and features editor for The Guardian

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Other activities: Historian; Honorary research fellow at the Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London

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Viewpoints/Insight: Venezuelan information centre: Richard Gott - Hugo Chavez and His Bolivarian Revolution

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  • Resigned from position as literary editor of The Guardian in 1994 following allegations in The Spectator that he had been an "agent of influence" for the KGB, see Wikpedia: 'embarrassing The Guardian'
  • see also: New Statesman: A looking-glass world - Richard Gott was exposed as a supposed KGB "agent of influence" in 1994. Here he fights back, likening the anti-spy hysteria of recent weeks to McCarthyism

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  • A Future for the United Nations? CND Pamphlet. Not dated, circa 1968
  • Guerrilla movements in Latin America OCLC 131010 , 1970
  • Rural guerillas in Latin America OCLC 835885 , 1973
  • Land without evil : utopian journeys across the South American watershed OCLC 26504542 , 1993
  • The Appeasers (with Martin Gilbert) OCLC 44059027 , 2000
  • In the shadow of the liberator: Hugo Chávez and the transformation of Venezuela OCLC 44822869 , 2000
  • Cuba: A New History (New Haven: Yale University Press, OCLC 54865402 , 2004
  • Hugo Chávez and the Bolivarian Revolution OCLC 58595123 , 2005

Latest work: Britain's Empire: Resistance, Repression and Revolt, 2011

Speaking/Appearances: Richard Gott on Britain's Empire - Cadogan Hall, November 17, 2011

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