Last month, I wrote about Venezuela, pointing out that little had been reported in this country about the achievements of Hugo Chavez and the threat to his reforming government from the usual alliance of a corrupt local elite and the United States.
So much for the Third Way. This supposedly forward-looking political philosophy - with its long, abstract nouns, its obeisances to the free market, its technocratic arrogance, its contempt for old social democratic values and policies - has been found out.
The things people will do in politics.
Fox-hunting is undoubtedly a pursuit that causes pain and suffering; if it weren't, the upper-class and country set would see little point in it. That a fox can be seen as a pest or as vermin does not excuse the celebration of cruelty that accompanies the chase.