Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Curmudgeon majored in Politics at his university, and had many heated political debates with his two roommates. One of them, after reading the Curmudgeon’s latest column, asked a very pertinent question:

“I assume [the Curmudgeon] is not authorized to vote in any election in Brazil. But does he, ideologically or philosophically, self-identify with the platform of any particular political party in Brazil; if so, which?”

The short answer is “not any more.

Until recently, I used to identify with PSDB, formed in 1988. [From 1964 . . .

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