We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Mr. Chavez visits Iran with Mr. Morales and If Graham Greene were writing the novel how would it end? It seems the Mid East and Asia are not the only worries for the mighty US, no me thinks I smell more than one ratoncito in Latin America. Condi and George W will need our allies to start speaking up soon. If you do not read the ATLANTIC, then I highly recommend you buy the May issue:
A Castro-loving, Bolivar-worshipping, onetime baseball-player wannabe, Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez is perhaps the world’s most openly anti-American head of state. With Latin America in the midst of a leftward swing, how dangerous is he?