I don’t have anything clever to say about Hugo Chavez. I’ve felt for a long time that many on the U.S. left were too quick to embrace him as a kindred spirit, when he actually was more of an ego-maniacal mess. People often admired or hated him more because of their own agendas rather than anything he actually did.
Zack Beauchamp, “Why Democrats Shouldnâ€™t Eulogize Hugo Chavez”
Rory Carroll, “In the End, an Awful Manager”
David Sirota, “Hugo Chavez’s Economic Miracle“