July 24, 2007

Chavez vs. The Grassroots

Quico says: Teodoro Petkoff has this little riff about how Venezuela's democratic roots just run too deep for an authoritarian model to really take hold. The relatively liberal habits of mind developed before Chávez came to power have "stuck", he says, and are now too deeply embedded in our collective psyche to just wither away and die.

I've often worried that that's just wishful thinking on Teo's part. But then you see things like this, and you see his point: