Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Synoposis of Hugo Chavez

This from the April 2006 issue of National Geographic, the 2nd last paragraph of an article entitled "Venezuela According to Chavez".

Oil money and heavy public spending explain what is happening in Venezuela, of course, but in the end only Chavez can account for Chavez. The sheer force of his personality and overwhelming strength of his self-satisfaction, his utter lack of inhibitions, his inflamed nationalism, his obsessive need to cast himself as a hero of the people, forever vanquishing the "demonios" (demons) that conspire against him and the Venezuelan nation, are a hypnotic and unique combination.

Maybe not so unique after all.

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