The Best of what We are: Reflections on the Nicaraguan Revolution (Google eBook)

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Univ of Massachusetts Press, 1995 - History - 374 pages
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The Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua inspired many North Americans, including the author of this moving and informative book. John Brentlinger made six trips to Nicaragua, both before and after the defeat of the Sandinista Party. Combining the insights of a philosopher with the experiences of a participant-observer, he interprets the Sandinista period as a people's struggle for self-realization in work, culture, politics, and community. The book alternates between journal and essay chapters, weaving descriptions of personal experiences together with interviews and analysis. Whether telling the story of the last day of a young teacher's life, describing new forms of poetry and art, examining representations of Nicaragua in the U.S. media, or discussing the government's successes and failures, Brentlinger vividly captures the spirit and enduring significance of the Sandinista revolution.
  

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The must-read if you are interested in and/or coming to Nicaragua. Highly recommended. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Managua Journal 1985
13
Sandino Revolutionary Prophet
69
Condega Journal
98
Norma On Sexism and Moral Change
133
Yali Journal
153
Necessary Poetry
197
Matagalpa Journal
215
Where is the Revolution?
247
Politics and Representation
267
Managua Journal 199192
285
Socialism and the Sacred
347
Notes
361
References
365
Index
369
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