NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE N ever trust a socialist. And never trust an idiot. But never, never, never trust a socialist who is such an idiot that he seems harmless. Nicolás Maduro is the paradigm: A guy who is allergic to big books and claims that Chávez talks to him through a little bird (as Maduro himself claimed) seemed too dumb to be dangerous. But years go by, and in the Helicoide prison in Caracas, opposition leaders are still tortured with electric shocks to the testicles.