Charles Krauthammer neemt geen blad voor de mond over de totalitaire socialist Hugo Chavez, die op 58-jarige leeftijd is overleden aan de gevolgen van kanker. Krauthammer: "I hate to be ungracious, but I will be. He was a thug. He tried to dismantle democracy in his country. Almost succeeded. And I think his country and the world will be improved by his passing. The only problem is that the man he appointed as successor, very recently, just when he went to the last treatment in Cuba, is himself a hardcore communist and very pro-Cuba."