Paul Berman Replies

Paul Berman Replies

In my article in the Summer 1990 Dissent, I outlined what went wrong with the Nicaraguan revolution under Sandinista leadership. The article was written in March 1990. Events since then have confirmed the gist of what I said. One of those events was an important meeting at El Crucero, Managua, June 17-18, 1990, of 300 Sandinista militants who issued a report on the election loss and other setbacks. Naturally, the Sandinista report emphasizes aggression from the United States. But it says more. I will quote a couple of sections from Part I, a discussion of policies during the ten years of Sandinista government:

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