Venezuelan opposition activists clash with the Bolivarian National Guard during protest against government of President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, on May 18, 2017. On Monday Venezuelans launched a seventh week of anti-government demonstrations by blocking roads, vowing not to budge all day in protest at a deadly political and economic crisis. (Carlos Becerra/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
One political curse from the twentieth century that continues in this one is the praise from self-described progressives for demagogues whose policies can, in advance, be predicted to hurt the poor and destroy their freedoms.
Such “useful idiots,” as Lenin described them, were thick on the ground …read more