The FT’s beyondbrics blog asked me for a little guest post on why the Opposition found it so hard to resist Chávez’s authoritarian project. I don’t care much for the headline they ran it under, because I don’t think we’ve done too little, just that we’ve done it far too late.
The argument in a nutshell:
And this is the real irony: throughout the first half of the Chávez era, when the opposition had virtually unrestricted access to the media, it lacked a message that could resonate with the broad middle of Venezuelan public opinion. In the second half of the Chávez era, as it developed such a message, it lost access to the means of delivering it.
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