Non-Fiction (Brazil)

LULAISM: POP CHARISMA AND ACRITICAL CULTURE, by Tales Ab’Sáber (2011)

How to evaluate the near-hegemonic political success of Lula at the close of his second presidential mandate? Was it the measurable social outcome of wealth redistribution programs created by his government, as many have supposed? Was it the result of a spirit of conciliation and a commitment to economic growth displayed by President Lula? Or was its most striking feature certain deference to archaic, patronage-driven aspects of Brazilian political culture? Tales Ab’Sáber answers these and many other question in a dense,wide-ranging critical essay that explores the historical moment as Lula left power in 2010.

88 pages.