Jorge Castañeda's book Utopia Unarmed has spawned a cottage industry of favorable reviews and comments in both mass circulation and liberal newspapers and in left-wing journals. Beyond the literary world, his writing reflects an influential current of thought in Latin America and to a much lesser degree in Europe and the United States. His book provides a more or less coherent doctrinal point of reference for a growing number of intellectuals and politicians who are critical of the liberal Right, reject the Left policies of the 1960s and 1970s, and look toward fashioning reformist coalitions that bring together bankers, businesspeople, workers, peasants, and the urban poor in a grand alliance that transcends past divisions and moves Latin America forward to a progressive future.