The Venezuelan Dilemma in one Line

“These days, the Venezuelan government is busy preparing for the re-inauguration of the country’s beloved president, Hugo Chávez, and also for his funeral.”—Javier Corrales in Foreign Affairs.

(The whole piece is worth a read).

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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. wr says:

    One could substitute Chavez’ name with John Boehner’s and it would be equally true…

  2. de stijl says:

    Having recently replayed Mercenaries 2, this is all I have to say:

    “Friggin’ VZs running amok.”


    “Hazard Pay? I should get humidity pay!”

  3. anjin-san says:

    Wait a sec, I thought Venezuela was preparing to conquer an America that has been so weakened by Obama that it is ripe for the picking…

  4. Ben Wolf says:

    @anjin-san: I recall Jay Tea advocating immediate assassination of Chavez for . . . well for nothing, actually, but now it’s too late. Chavez will die, become one with the Force, and not even Darth Vader can stop him then.