The Unsmiling Generals

What happens when politicians fail?

Generalissimos Francisco Franco (Spain) and Augusto Pinochet (Chile). CC license

When politicians fail, an unsmiling general always appears on television to announce he has seized power.

This phenomenon repeats itself with unnerving regularity. It’s what we expect from troubled societies that consistently prove incapable of governing themselves. There are reasons why they can’t govern themselves but I don’t believe…




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