Salvadorans Go to the Ballot Box  

Ever since Condorcet formulated his paradox, it has been impossible to believe that every (free and clean) election clearly expresses the general will. The distribution of voters’ preferences can yield incongruous results. For example, let’s suppose that a third of …



Enemy Colleagues: A Reading of the Salvadoran Tragedy  

We print this remarkable article—perhaps the most comprehensive portrait yet drawn of the inner workings of Salvadoran politics—as part of a group commissioned by the Mexican monthly Vuelta, edited by Octavio Paz, and the Foundation for the Study of Independent …