Les états unis n’ont pas eu lieu

Quico says: So there’s this kid, Amar Bakshi, who somehow managed to persuade the Washington Post to send him all over the place to find out “how the world sees America.” (Rest assured, I’ve already fired off the inevitable email complaining about gringo appropriation of the word.) Anyway, he’s in Venezuela this week, writing up…

Les états unis n’ont pas eu lieu

Quico says: So there’s this kid, Amar Bakshi, who somehow managed to persuade the Washington Post to send him all over the place to find out “how the world sees America.” (Rest assured, I’ve already fired off the inevitable email complaining about gringo appropriation of the word.) Anyway, he’s in Venezuela this week, writing up…

Les états unis n’ont pas eu lieu

Quico says: So there’s this kid, Amar Bakshi, who somehow managed to persuade the Washington Post to send him all over the place to find out “how the world sees America.” (Rest assured, I’ve already fired off the inevitable email complaining about gringo appropriation of the word.) Anyway, he’s in Venezuela this week, writing up…

Annals of Accomodation Artistry

Quico says: Don’t miss this eye-popping profile of Banco Occidental de Descuento head honcho and all around rancid oligarch Victor Vargas. It’s out today in what is probably the most coveted bit of journalistic real estate in the United States: the Wall Street Journal’s front page.

Annals of Accomodation Artistry

Quico says: Don’t miss this eye-popping profile of Banco Occidental de Descuento head honcho and all around rancid oligarch Victor Vargas. It’s out today in what is probably the most coveted bit of journalistic real estate in the United States: the Wall Street Journal’s front page.

Your vote or your life

Quico says: Just recently, Javier Marías wrote this thought-provokingly quasi-reactionary little screed in The New Republic presenting a “defense” of democracy startling for its frank avowal of its shortcomings: Few people would deny that, however imperfect, democracy is still the fairest, most acceptable and most reasonable system of government. Not so much because the voters…