communism

Statement by the family of Franklin Brito

Following the tragic and wasteful death on Monday of Venezuelan hunger-striker, Franklin Brito, his family issued a statement which this blog would like to see publicly branded on the foreheads of Messrs Chomsky, Pilger, Stone and Penn. It follows in full…. It is with immense sorrow that we inform the Venezuelan people and the world of […]

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Franklin Brito….another victim of Oliver Stone’s ego

Today this blog would like to tell you about Franklin Brito, someone whose name most of you will almost certainly have never heard. For those who are unfamiliar with Brito’s story, he had a productive livestock farm in Venezuela until a certain Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías decided to “expropriate” it, declaring property rights to be […]

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Happy birthday, Nelson Mandela

92 today. Good innings and all that. But wait! Yes….I’m getting….yes….OK….this just in from the Blessed Abattoir of the Sacred Cow…. Che Guevara is an inspiration for every human being who loves freedom. Ah well, I guess even divinities made flesh are entitled to the occasional bad day at the office.

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24 types of authoritarian

I don’t know whether to laugh or open a vein…. Click image to expand.

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Well, that was a nice holiday

10 days in Búzios. Nice. Ah well, back to reality. Why capitalism and libertarian conservatism are better than socialism….

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Lula and the cornered Caudillos

It’s been a busy few days for Brazil’s peripatetic President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Last week he was in Cuba for a cozy chat with the Hermanos Castro, and this week he attended the Latin American Summit in Cancún, on which occasion President Felipe Calderón of Mexico gave him this glowing reference…. President Lula is the undisputed leader […]

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Quote of the week

A hard-fought contest last week, but the mighty Dan Hannan takes the palm…. The trouble with the Michael Moore view of the world is that it elevates motive over outcome. Never mind if the consequence of what you’re proposing is to make people poorer. The main thing is that to flaunt your niceness by hating […]

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