Tag Archives: Hugo Chavez

Armed Insurrection Begins: Venezuela

Armed civilians seek to counter Maduro’s regime, a dictatorship backed by Iran and Russia skirt by as civilian life in Latin America’s richest state is sundered by political brutality.  How does this end? If a government begins to pauperize its … Continue reading

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Caudillo Chavista Meets Jesus

The death of Hugo Chavez is a reminder that the soft underbelly of the American Imperium is Central/South America.  Reagan understood this better than most American Presidents.  The social/political trajectory of governments unalloyed from the Protestant Reformation has always been … Continue reading

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The New Russian Imperial Presidency

Why have the very best minds in American foreign policy chosen Russia as their primary study?  It has to do with finding a specific culture that was forced to accommodate modernity.  Given its vast geography, its multiple languages and its … Continue reading

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American Enemies Gather

We often don’t see our enemies until after they act.  The West has for decades used large multinational institutions to secure a bulwark against Communism.  This strategy will not work for non-state actors like militant Islamic terrorists. The good news … Continue reading

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Hugo Chavez Exhumes Simon Bolivar in Venezuela

Anyone with a great education has read Leo Strauss’ ‘Natural Right & History’.  It is the premier text to excoriate anyone who either firmly believes or applies a rigid ‘historicism’.  Throughout the opening first chapter Strauss was formidable enough to … Continue reading

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