Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s vitriolic attack on George W. Bush and U.S. foreign policy at the United Nations yesterday is notable for many reasons, not the least of which is his ringing endorsement of Noam Chomsky’s book “Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Domination.”
After waving a copy of the book and recommending everyone read it, its hourly sales ranking on Amazon.com spiked to #22 as of Wednesday evening, from #160,772 earlier yesterday, according to CNN.
Prof. Chomsky not only has Sr. Chavez to thank, but also the Web. His book’s sales peaked out during the day, when surfers were more likely to be reading the news online than watching the evening news.
Obviously, they then clicked directly to Amazon and bought it.
Update: The title is #7 as of 9:50 the following morning.
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