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Chavismo and Us

johnm h Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 5:06 PM
Actually he has supported narco terrorists in Colombia, intervened in elections in Bolivia and Ecuador, engaged in arms deals with Iran. Yet we have treated him much better than any other dictator in the hemisphere.
"One of the most important reasons for studying history is that virtually every stupid idea that is in vogue today has been tried before and proved disastrous before, time and again." --Dr. Thomas Sowell

The Berlin Wall was demolished by joyful Europeans throwing off the chains of collectivism nearly a quarter century ago. The Soviet Union, its fraudulent promise of a "workers' paradise" long since proved a bitter delusion, fell soon after. But the idea that government control over the economy can improve the lives of ordinary people, particularly the poor, does not die.

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