Writing at The Daily Beast, Reason contributing editor Michael C. Moynihan dances on the grave of Hugo Chavez:
This was Chavez’s reign and his legacy; extralegal, vindictive, and interested in the short-term gesture rather than the more difficult, long-term solution. From his revolutionary comrades in Cuba, he borrowed the slogan “patria, socialismo o muerte”—fatherland, socialism, or death. The fatherland is a shambles, Bolivarian socialism has failed, and Comandante Chavez is dead. May the “revolution” die with him.