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Ruthless Critic of All that Exists ok.president+marxml at gmail.com
Mon Jun 30 00:14:35 MDT 2008

On Sun, Jun 29, 2008 at 11:50 PM, Walter Lippmann
<walterlx at earthlink.net> wrote:

> Why speculate in the abstract if one doesn't have information
> on which to base what is being discussed? Fidel Castro was too
> big a figure, so what should be done, put in term limits? They
> need an organization with more structure and a more collective
> leadership. So what should be done? Tell Chavez to speak less?
> Give duller speeches? Leave his charisma outside the TV studio?

The article said:

> Under Mr Chavez, Venezuela's government has become a one-man show. He takes
> almost every decision himself, working into the early hours, scrawling his
> signature on official papers. His ministers are powerless. Mr Chavez no
> longer chairs cabinet meetings, delegating that task to his vice-president.

Whether or not Fidel also did this is irrelevant here. Note that the
article is not talking about "speaking less" -- that's your words, not
the article's. It's talking about Chavez signing a lot of documents,
and making "almost every decision himself". No, this is NOT good if it
is true. Good leaders must delegate and train other leaders.

And even if Fidel had done this, it was not good. Fidel is not God,
you know -- though reading your posts one would think that you believe
he is :-)

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