Reaction to Cameron’s Europe Speech

I hope I will be excused for framing my response to David Cameron’s referendum speech with a personal note, even though I have neither struggled for European liberty in the Blitz, nor was I born with the image of the English Channel forever carved into my DNA. My childhood memories of the demolition of the…

The Legacy of Chávez

Hugo Chávez is the most visible Latin America leader in decades. He lies seriously ill in a Cuban hospital, and his return to Venezuelan politics seems uncertain. What are we to make of this controversial and contradictory figure? A broader historical and comparative perspective can help make sense of the man and his legacy. Chávez…