Venezuela Reminds Us That Socialism Frequently Leads to Dictatorship
By Reason,April 02, 2017
On March 29, the Supreme Court of Venezueladissolvedthe country's elected legislature, allowing Venezuela's top court to write future laws. The court is filled with allies of Venezuela's socialist president, Nicolas Maduro, while the legislature is dominated by Maduro's opponents, and the court's ruling was seen as the latest step on Venezuela's descent into a full-fledged dictatorship. But following international outcry—as well as the appearance ofcrackswithin Maduro's own party—the court reversed itself just a few days later, on April 1.