Struggle for the Future: The Poison of Populism and Democracy's Cure

Por Venezuela Real - 12 de Marzo, 2007, 18:27, Categoría: Documentos/Audiovisuales

ROGER NORIEGA
LATIN AMERICAN OUTLOOK
No. 6. December 2006
AIE ONLINE


While the world’s attention is focused on a struggling Iraq and a rising China, a battle for the heart and soul of the Americas is being waged closer to home. A simplistic account might describe this confrontation as a tug of war between U.S. president George W. Bush’s vision and that of his self-appointed nemesis, Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez. Equally misleading are characterizations that describe the showdown as one between left and right, rich and poor, north and south. But this is not a battle between two powerful leaders or between ideologies of the left and right. The contest being waged in the Western Hemisphere is about democracy itself: can it deliver the goods for impatient publics? On one side are leaders from the left and right who see democratic institutions and the rule of law as indispensable to prosperity and liberty. On the other are those who treat democracy as an inconvenience and see free markets as a threat.

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