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Saturday, September 23, 2006

Chavez nod turns Chomsky book into bestseller

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez made headlines for his United Nations speech on Wednesday calling U.S. President George W. Bush "the devil himself," but a reading suggestion he made in the same speech created a bestseller. 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 - Reuters

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