Tuesday, December 4, 2007

The grace and humility of Hugo Chavez

Maybe he never aspired to be the great dictator that we in the Northern Hemisphere feared he would be.

Astonishingly, Chavez has accepted the defeat of his Constitutional reforms with a dignity that one cannot imagine our cocksure President would show in the same situation.

A few days ago I feared that a progressive leader I admired was spiraling into despotism, and now his defeat, and his acceptance of the democratic process have me admiring him again.

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