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Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“Americans have never gotten into ‘socialism’ like the rest of the world. This places pushers of socialistic ideas in a tricky situation. So they often defend socialism in less than honest ways.
William Neuman, formerly of the New York Times, is a current example of this. St. Martin’s has just published his Things Are Never So Bad That They Can’t Get Worse: Inside the Collapse of Venezuela, and boy, do we get a story. Hugo Chavez called himself a socialist, repeatedly, but Neuman won’t accept it. Why? Venezuela was basically ruined by Chavez and his henchmen and successors. So the former New York Times reporter provides excuses.” (06/07/22)