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The Left and Venezuela

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On July 31, 2017
Venezuela is a complete disaster. Whatever potential the Chavez revolution had to help the Venezuelan people has been completely destroyed. Maduro’s incompetence combined with his contempt for democratic processes has made the situation even worse. The so-called constituent assemblies he is pushing through are nothing more than an excuse for one-party rule, which might theoretically […]

Screaming at the Sky

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On December 21, 2014

Remind me never to turn on Meet the Press, even for 2 seconds. I do today, or more accurately my wife is watching it because as a Latin American historian who has traveled in Cuba, she is following th

Data is Not Objective

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On April 9, 2014
This takedown of a FiveThirtyEight article on Venezuela is pretty complete and damning. Once again, data is in no way “objective” and Silver’s belief that it is has lead to some pretty bad articles at the new site. Share

Hugo in Heaven

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On March 30, 2013

A typically subtle Venezuelan state animation showing Hugo Chavez in heaven met by his revolutionary ancestors: The group includes Cuban Revolution leader Che Guevara, Latin American liberator Simón

Worst Chavez Obit

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On March 7, 2013
The coverage of Hugo Chavez’s death has been almost universally terrible. But this piece from Associated Press business reporter Pamela Simpson takes the cake: Chavez invested Venezuela’s oil wealth into social programs including state-run food markets, cash benefits for poor families, free health clinics and education programs. But those gains were meager compared with the […]

The Chavez Legacy

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On January 10, 2013

Since it seems Hugo Chavez is about to die, it’s worth looking at his legacy a bit. Of course, it’s almost impossible to do so in a measured way. His die-hard supporters (relatively few as

Chavez

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On March 12, 2012

Callum McCormick has a very thoughtful essay on the legacy of Hugo Chavez from a leftist perspective. The upshot: While a defeat would for Chavez would be a setback for the left and perhaps ignite a

In general, I feel the same way as Yglesias and Attackerman about the Venezuelan Embassy’s aggressive spamming tactics. In this case, however, the Venezuelan ambassador’s letter to the editor of Armed Forces Journal is a useful corrective to Peter Brookes’ hysterical nonsense about the threat that Hugo Chavez poses to motherhood, apple pie, etc. While […]
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