The last post has been erased to clean up the comments section, which had descended into an unacceptable string of ad hominem attacks. Since there are many new people posting over the last few days, I’ll restate some basic rules:
1-Don’t insult your opponents. Ever. It’s just not allowed. I’ll ban you if you do it again – you know who you are.
2-Make comments meant to take the debate forward, not to bait your opponents into a screaming match.
3-Remember that you don’t own the truth, and people who disagree with you are entitled to disagree with you. This is true even when you feel really, really deeply about what you’re writing
Finally, a tip rather than a rule: try not to be boring.Caracas Chronicles is 100% reader-supported. Support independent Venezuelan journalism by making a donation.