Der Präsident Venezuelas hielt am September 20, 2006 vor der UN-Vollversammlung eine in der amerikanischen Öffentlichkeit viel diskutierte Rede:
“Representatives of the governments of the world, good morning to all of you. First of all, I would like to invite you, very respectfully, to those who have not read this book, to read it.
Noam Chomsky, one of the most prestigious American and world intellectuals, Noam Chomsky, and this is one of his most recent books, ‘Hegemony or Survival: The Imperialist Strategy of the United States.'” [Holds up book, waves it in front of General Assembly.] “It’s an excellent book to help us understand what has been happening in the world throughout the 20th century, and what’s happening now, and the greatest threat looming over our planet” […]
Ergänzung vom 26.09.2006: Die Rede von Chávez (in Auszügen) auf deutsch.