Atilio Borón

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Atilio Boron
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Born (1943-07-01) July 1, 1943 (age 76)

Atilio Borón is an Argentine Marxist sociologist.[1]


Atilio Borón received a PhD from Harvard University.[2]

He worked as a Professor of Political Science at the Latin American Social Sciences Institute and at the University of Buenos Aires.[3] He also served as Secretary General of CLACSO, an academic umbrella body for Latin America.[4] In 2005, he signed the World Social Forum's Porto Alegre Manifesto.

At the Transnational Institute, he serves as Director of the Latin American Programme of Distance Education for Buenos Aires, Argentina, and a collaborator of the New Politics project.[4] He also serves as director of the Center for European and Latin American Research in Buenos Aires.[3] He also writes a column in a national Argentinian newspaper.[2]

He has called the United States a "terrorist threat to world peace".[5] He has also been critical of Israel's systemic racism.[2] He has voiced his disapproval of the American handling of Julian Assange.[5] Borón has also condemned Barack Obama for ordering the murder of Muammar Gaddafi.[6]

In 2009 he received the International José Martí Prize from UNESCO for his contribution to integration of Latin American and Caribbean countries.[citation needed]


  • The Right and Democracy in Latin America (co-edited with Douglas A Chalmers and Maria Do Carmo Campello de Souza, 1992)
  • State, Capitalism, and Democracy in Latin America (1995)
  • Peronismo y Menemismo: Avatares del Populismo En La Argentina (1995)
  • Tiempos Violentos: Neoliberalismo, Globalizacion y Desigualdad En America Latina (1999)
  • Tras El Buho de Minerva: Mercado Contra Democracia En El Capitalismo de Fin de Siglo (2000)
  • The Clasicos En El Debate Latinoamericano (2002)
  • Estado, Capitalismo y Democracia En America Latina (2004)
  • Nueva Hegemonia Mundial: Alternativas de Cambio y Movimientos Sociales (2004)
  • Las Reformas Educativas En Los Paises del Cono Sur (2005)
  • Empire and Imperialism: A Critical Reading of Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri (2005)
  • Que Hacer? (2005)
  • La Teoria Marxista Hoy: Problemas y Perspectivas (2006)
  • Politica y Movimientos Sociales En Un Mundo Hegemonico (with Gladys Lechini, 2006)
  • Reflexiones Sobre El Poder, El Estado y La Revolucion (2007)
  • Socialismo Siglo XXI: Hay Vida Despues del Neoliberalismo? (2008)
  • América Latina en la Geopolítica del Imperialismo (2012)


  1. ^ The Guardian webpage
  2. ^ a b c Luis Fleishman, The Gaza Crisis and the Intellectual Left in Latin America: A Dark Picture, The Americas Report: Center for Security Policy, December 6, 2012
  3. ^ a b Alibris
  4. ^ a b Transnational Institute Archived 2009-11-21 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ a b Atilio Boron, How South America sees the Julian Assange case, The Guardian, 20 August 2012
  6. ^ Boron, Atilio. "Preparando la agresión militar a Venezuela". Retrieved 10 March 2015.

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