America Must End the Socialist Dictatorship in Venezuela

Upon his election in 1998, the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez launched a “Bolivarian Revolution” that would create “socialism for the twenty-first century” funded by billions of petrodollars. Chávez, an admirer of Fidel Castro, very clearly sought to transform Venezuela … Continue reading

The Great “Absents” in the Land Debate

A healthy, robust debate around the issue of land is clearly needed in South Africa today. Unfortunately, the nation finds itself right now in the midst of a persistent and belligerent invective against landownership. This threatens the future of the … Continue reading

Repackaging the Free Market in Zimbabwe

When Zimbabwe’s socialist government decreed a land reform program in 2000, revolutionary mobs invaded farms and evicted from their lands almost all of the nation’s white commercial farmers. These farmers, African-born and raised, turned the landlocked southern African nation into … Continue reading

The Brazilian 2002 Elections: A Stacked Deck?

While our own congressional elections are so very important, another set of elections must not be ignored. On October 6, Brazil will hold its presidential elections. It is not just another election since the results could well determine the course … Continue reading

Living Tableaux-Explosions

A friend recently arrived from Paris told me he had seen a unique play. The plot was not taken from literary fiction, but from a phase in the history of France. Scenes from the frantic, filthy and bloody debacle of … Continue reading