Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Modern revolution

Here's an interesting piece from the NYT's Roger Cohen, written from Caracas in the wake of Chavez's referendum loss. He notes that while Chavez excoriates Bush, trade between the U.S. and Venezuela keeps growing and demand for U.S. goods is high among consumers. He also contends that "globalization breeds nationalism," because in a globalizd world political leaders have less real power than they think they should so they compensate by stressing national identity and creating enemies to attack. Interesting.

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