Dilip Hiro's book, After Empire - The Birth of a Multipolar World. Review by Jim Miles http://axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/Article_62886.shtml
In this editorial comment, we would be remiss not to emphasize President Hugo Chávez' contribution to the movement toward a multipolar world. He has championed this refreshing approach to international relations from the very beginning of his presidency. Steve Ellner wrote in, Toward a ‘Multipolar World’: Using Oil Diplomacy to Sever Venezuela’s Dependence"From the beginning of his presidency, Chávez has advocated a 'multipolar world' as a corrective to the 'unipolar world,' a euphemism for U.S. hegemony.
After two U.S.- supported attempts to oust him in 2002, Chávez began using the term imperialism, and forging alliances with other nations became a political imperative. By 'multipolar world,' the Venezuelan president envisions the transformation of nations of the South into blocs, bound together geographically or economically, with political and economic clout. For Venezuela, these formations include both the hemispheric Common Market of the South (Mercado Común del Sur, or Mercosur) and, most significantly, OPEC."