Caracas, Sep 25 – Cuban writer and essayist Abel Prieto stated today the importance of disseminating the ideas and work of the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, through the Network of Intellectuals and Artists in Defense of Humanity.
During a public television interview, Prieto, who presented the Venezuelan edition of his novel “Viajes de Miguel Luna” (Miguel Luna’s Travels) yesterday in this capital, has agreed to join the newly created “Hugo Chavez” Institute for Advanced Studies.
“The Network will be a way to promote the ideas of the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, who without a doubt provided incredible enrichment of revolutionary thought,” the presidential adviser and former Cuban culture minister said.
According to Prieto, Chavez “aroused an anti-colonialist feeling, constantly rejecting ideas imposed from the North, defending national sovereignty, and renewing American history from a popular perspective.”
He added that initiatives such as this one, announced on Monday, September 23, by Venezuelan Minister of Culture Fidel Barbarito, were extremely important as a way of confronting at an intellectual level the current imperialist strategies which he called “the Fourth Reich.”
The author of “El vuelo del gato” (Flight of the Cat) noted the similarity between Manichaean methods and the demonization of adversaries so prevalent in this era, and the propaganda practiced by Joseph Goebbels during the German Third Reich, led by Adolf Hitler.
Source: Prensa Latina