In this episode, we are joined by lifelong revolutionary activist and writer, Ian Scott Horst to discuss his recent book, Like Ho Chi Minh! Like Che Guevara! The Revolutionary Left in Ethiopia (1969-1979). This book tells the story of the 1974 popular revolution of Ethiopia, exploring how events such as the American Civil Rights movement, the fight against imperialism in the Vietnam war, and figures such as Ho Chi Minh, Che Guevara, V. I. Lenin and Mao Zedong inspired Ethiopian revolutionaries. We will discuss both the hopes of a revolution as well as the “story of tragedy and betrayal as a revolutionary generation saw its dream of people’s power crushed by a left-talking military and the machinations of global superpowers.” (Horsh). To get the book click here. To listen to the podcast on 1968 in Japan (mentioned in the podcast) click here.