Why tyranny can be good for the soul

10 03 2009


So anyway, I was in this taxi cab in Buenos Aires, crammed in with five other seminarians on a Sunday afternoon. On the radio, the Boca vs. River Plate game was blaring, and at one point, a news break was played during an intermission. Hugo Chavez was very much in the news back then (around 2002), and the direction of the conversation in the cab was steered towards politics. The taxi driver, in the midst of the country falling apart one more time*, said that he wished the dictators would just come back to restore order.

“At least it was safe to walk the streets at night back then.”
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