Toxic Arria

Miss the good old days of never-ending, hyper-emotive, hyper-polarized political conflict narrowly focused on the figure of Hugo Chávez and ignoring the actual needs of Venezuelan people?

Do you get nostalgic for the the way that kind of politics steered even people who knew perfectly well that the government wasn’t working to unthinking, automatic support for “their” president?

Do you long for the way it portrayed the entire opposition as a shrill, unfeeling, tragically out-of-touch cabal of East Side Caracas plutocrats?

Then you’re going to love Diego Arria’s campaign to get Chávez indicted for crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court.

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