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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Abandoning Central America
Where’s the Left’s Central American altruism?

Back during the Reagan years, few things so exercised self-styled idealists of the left as the fate of Central America. They bewailed its civil wars, and the way its governments allied with the U.S. were supposedly autocratic and abusive. When “Sandalistas” — the archetypical Birkenstock-wearing friends of Nicaragua’s left-wing government — urged people to “think globally, act locally,” they were mostly thinking of Central America.


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