The Freeman's Burden:

To defend the principles of human liberty; to educate; to be vigilant against the ever expanding power of the state.

Friday, May 12, 2006

A Tale of Two Lefts

This populist left has traditionally been disastrous for Latin America, and there is no reason to suppose it will stop being so in the future.

In the most recent edition of Foreign Affairs, Jorge Castaneda analyzes the leftward trend in Latin America. While I think he oversimplifies the goals and objectives of the populist left, he does recognize the threat that they represent and suggests that the best policy to combat them is to support the region's responsible left.


Post a Comment

<< Home