Libertarian Institute contributor Tom Eddlem gives some of Venezuela’s recent history, focusing on the elections of Chavez and Maduro, and most recently Juan Guaido’s self-proclamation as the country’s legitimate leader. Scott and Eddlem debate the validity of the United States weighing in on Venezuelan politics in the first place, but agree that the motivations for military intervention are highly suspect.
Discussed on the show:
- “1/25/19 Daniel McAdams on US Support for Regime Change in Venezuela” (The Libertarian Institute)
- “2/1/19 Greg Palast on Avoiding Regime Change in Venezuela” (The Libertarian Institute)
- New Class:Analysis Of Communist System: An Analysis Of The Communist System
- National Endowment for Democracy
- “‘What the Hell Is Going On?’ How a Small Group Seized Control of Venezuela’s Opposition” (Wall Street Journal)
Tom Eddlem is a freelance writer who has been published in more than 20 periodicals, including The New American magazine, the Providence Journal, LewRockwell.com, Future of Freedom Foundation and Antiwar.com. Write him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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