THE SPINE DECEMBER 3, 2007
Imagine if Hugo Chavez didn't, as the New York Times put it this a.m., "control all the levers of power." Imagine if people hadn't been terrified by the man who viewed himself and certainly aspired to be another Castro. One of Chavez' slogans was "socialism or death." This malady comes at least once in every generation. And, more or less, the same people catch it and, for a time, are delirious with joy.