Hugo Chavez: "May the 'Revolution' Die With Him"


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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.

Read the whole thing here. Read Moynihan's take on Chavez and his enablers from Reason's November 2007 issue here.