Monday, June 30, 2008

empirical research

"(In Bolivarian Venezuela, 'the Empire' is the United States.)"

From Jon Lee Anderson's whatever-it-was (profile? diary? string of vignettes?) on Hugo Chavez, in the June 23 issue.

I've heard that from a wide variety of Latin American socialists, not just those in/of Bolivarian Venezuela. And why is it in parentheses? If this sounds like nitpicking, on my part, it is and it isn't. The way Anderson's whatever-it-is is written it falls into the trap of making it all "about" Chavez, the whole revolutionary socialist hero bit (closely related to the blame it on a dictator bit). What about the guy holding the huge poster?

4 Comments:

Blogger favian said...

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1:56 AM  
Blogger favian said...

pardon, "when i googled"

1:56 AM  
Blogger zp said...

Hm. What do you suggest for layout changes?

10:15 AM  
Blogger favian said...

I dont know, haha :)

I think blogger has different design templates : )

10:23 AM  

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