In this morning’s podcast I’ll talk about Andres Oppenheimer’s article, Latin America’s populist decade may soon end, and also about Francis Porretto’s essay, The greatest calamity, where he says,
The great Marshall Fritz, the most penetrating and effective researcher into political outreach it’s been my privilege to meet, once said during a presentation that a human being needs three things to flourish: energy, tools, and cooperation. A man alone, a Robinson Crusoe figure severed from all contact with the rest of Mankind, can often contrive to find energy and to make tools. But he will lack for cooperation — allies to watch his back and divide the labors of sustenance with him — and over time, he’ll lose body weight, motivation, and eventually the will to live. Daniel Defoe understood that very well.
What do the two articles have in common, and how do they relate to both Latin America and the USA?
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