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I was recently interviewed by Uri Friedman, a national-security reporter at The Atlantic, about the evolution of Bernie Sanders’ positions on foreign policy. As is typical, we talked for a while but most of what I said wound up as background. That’s how it should be. I’m not working with the campaign, and Friedman rightfully […]

Happy Contra Day!

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On November 23, 2017

While you are enjoying your dry turkey this evening, don’t forget to give thanks to Ronald Reagan, who ordered the CIA to establish and train the Contras to overthrow the Sandinistas in Nicaragu

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Indigenous Nicaragua

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On March 3, 2017
During the Sandinista Revolution, there was open hostility between the FSLN and the Miskito peoples who lived on the Atlantic Coast. This was emblematic of how a lot of Marxist groups felt about native peoples, who largely just wanted to be left alone and had no interest in the modernization projects pushed by Marxist ideology. […]

Viva Sandino!

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On February 26, 2017

Glad to see Republicans repudiate the horrific policies of Reagan toward the Sandinistas! “If the world knows nothing else, the world will know this: America stands with Israel,” Vice Pres

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Fernando Cardenal, RIP

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On February 23, 2016
Fernando Cardenal, the leftist priest of the Sandinistas, has died. He was truly an amazing man. The Rev. Fernando Cardenal, a son of privilege who embraced Latin America’s poor as a revolutionary priest and brazenly defied Pope John Paul II’s order to quit Nicaragua’s leftist cabinet in the 1980s, died on Saturday in Managua. He […]

The Nicaragua Canal

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On December 24, 2014
It’s hard to imagine a scenario in which the Nicaragua Canal is not an environmental disaster, not to mention horrible for the people, largely indigenous, who will be displaced because of it. But the combination of China looking to check U.S. power and a Nicaraguan government led by Daniel Ortega, who has every reason to […]
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