Not Condemned to Repetition
The United States and Nicaragua 2nd Revised edition
By (author) Robert A. Pastor
Not Condemned to Repetition by Robert A. Pastor
Book DescriptionThrough the fall of Anastasio Somoza, the rise of the Sandinistas, and the contra war, the United States and Nicaragua seemed destined to repeat the mistakes made by the U.S. and Cuba forty years before. The 1990 election in Nicaragua broke the pattern. Robert Pastor was a major US policymaker in the critical period leading up to and following the Sandinista Revolution of 1979. A decade later after writing the first edition of this book, he organized the International Mission led by Jimmy Carter that mediated the first free election in Nicaragua's history. From his unique vantage point, and utilizing a wealth of original material from classified government documents and from personal interviews with U.S. and Nicaraguan leaders, Pastor shows how Nicaragua and the United States were prisoners of a tragic history and how they finally escaped. This revised and updated edition covers the events of the democratic transition, and it extracts the lessons to be learned from the past.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780813338101
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 25-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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Caribbean area specialists offer both global and regional perspectives in an effort to explain the surprising rate of democratization in the Caribbean. The authors suggest that the parliamentary system of colonial and protectorate rule forms a basis for successful democratization.
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Author Biography - Robert A. Pastor
Robert A. Pastor is the Vice President of International Affairs at American University. He has served as the Goodrich C. White Professor of Political Science at Emory University, and he is the former director of Latin American and Caribbean Affairs, National Security Council. Dr. Pastor was a Visiting Professor at Harvard University and from 1985-98, he was Fellow and Founding Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Program and the Democracy project at the Carter Center.
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