“People in democracies where logic, well-functioning institutions and strong civil societies prevail struggle to understand countries without those norms.” Great article on Venezuela: via ⁦
My piece on what Americans and the international community in general fail to understand about dictatorships
"To help countries overcome dictatorial rulers, the international community must first take off its rose-tinted glasses." See today's insightful opinion piece in from , Control Risks' lead analyst for #Venezuela.
What America Doesn’t Get About Dictatorships
NYT: People in countries "where logic, well-functioning institutions and strong civil societies prevail" don't understand countries like Venezuela without them. (PS. There's a good theory that explains *why* some countries have logic and others don't.)
Very good piece. Underscores the limits of many often (implicit) assumptions which shape views (e.g., of liberal political philosophers) of how institutions work. Also underscores the necessity of studying actual transitions & transitional justice.
What America Doesn’t Get About Dictatorships
Please read this if you have even a dollop of optimism about the task of undoing truly corrupt regimes: by