How Should We Respond to Hugo Chavez’s Death?

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When Hugo Chavez died last week, we saw an eruption of responses on both sides. As the posturing and politics becomes unbearably pretentious, we should take a moment to reflect on government in this 21st century.In the wake of Chavez's death, Venezuelans with tears streaming down their faces appeared on the front pages of newspapers (by which I mean internet news sites - are newspapers still a thing?). The death of a sitting head of state is always a traumatic event for a nation. Some of our … [Read more...]


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